Club Dinner And Discussion On The Topic “Evolution Of The Value System Of The Successful People Through The Prism Of A Century Of Bulgarian Cinema”
November 26th, 2015, Thursday
The Reform Union Club held its final event for 2015 on 26 November at the Serdika Hall of Grand Hotel Sofia. The dinner was attended by the members, partners and friends of the Club. The choice of the evening’s topic aimed to combine two main goals – to mark the centenary of Bulgarian cinema and to add a new layer to the ongoing Club discussion in connection with the realisation of the project “The value system of the successful people of today”. The guest of honour at the discussion was Prof. Alexander Grozev – professor of cinema theory and history, one of the undisputed experts in the field of Bulgarian cinema, author of the comprehensive study “The Cinema in Bulgaria”, founder and Artistic Director of the international festival “Love is Folly”. The other guest with equal contribution to Bulgarian cinema who attended the event was Prof. Lyubomir Halachev – Rector of the NATFA Academy, director and screenwriter, author of numerous books.
The guests made a brief review of the 100 years of cinema in Bulgaria and tried to highlight the most important stages in its historical development, the emblematic cinema figures and the cinema masterpieces. They described the actual process of creating a film and the essential place of talent, ideology and big budgets in this process. Looking back, they drew the conclusion that as time passes, people begin to appreciate those films which prove eternally valid, which carry important messages for the Bulgarian people as part of their national history, works which touch upon man’s innermost characteristics. The professors also shared some unknown to the wider audience stories connected with different actors and film productions. The topic proved to be exceedingly fruitful and before they knew it everyone had joined the discussion, with cinema often becoming the starting point for a variety of other themes.