Did you know Yorgos Lanthimos used to direct music videos before making his first film?
Joining forces with the nation-wide BFI Musicals season, WoFF presents musicals from the Balkans! Join us for Greek, Bulgarian and Romanian film nights, with some of the greatest hits in Eastern European cinema. Combining humour with the golden era of Balkan cinema in the 60s and 70s, these classic gems are set to keep you smiling all the way to Christmas.
My father the house-painter | Film City Glasgow | December 5 | 7 pm | Tickets*
Bashta mi boyadzhiyata (My Father the house-painter) by Stefan Dimitrov | Bulgaria | 1974 | Comedy / Musical | 87 mins | A former history teacher, currently a house-painter is broke before the New Year. Faith meets him with a rich man, who wants his living room painted by 4 o’clock for a hefty pay. The father and his six children begin the heavy task with a song. When all is done, the rich man calls that he is going to pay the house painter on the 2nd of January. The father decides to celebrate New Year no matter what.
Special thanks to the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) and Filmautor for making this screening possible.
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk
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