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13 SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
15.03. - 20:00,
Trakia - Burgas

Director:  Stephen Daldry
Cinematography:  Roger Deakins , Chris Menges
Music:  Nico Muhly
Producers:  Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti and Redmond Morris
Screenplay:  David Hare , based on the novel by Bernhard Schlink
Cast:  Kate Winslet , Ralph Finnes , David Kross , Lena Olin , Bruno Ganz , Matthias Habich , Alexandra Maria Lara , Burghart Klaussner
Production:  Mirage Enterprises/Neunte Babelsberg Film
BG distribution:  Sunny Films Bulgaria
The Reader
The Reader
The Reader
USA , 2008, 123 min, color
Awards:  2008 - "Golden Globe" and SAG Award for best supporting actress to Kate Winslet

The Reader is a haunting story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. The Reader opens in post World War II Germany, when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from The Odyssey, Huck Finn and The Lady with the Little Dog. Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hannas past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives.

Stephen Daldry
British director, born in 1961 in Dorset. He started as theatrical director in Sheffield Crucible Theatre. Trough the years he won many awards for his theatrical work both in the United Kingdom and the USA. He debuted in cinema in 1998 with Eight, which was nominated for BAFTA for Brest Short Film. His first feature Billy Elliot (2000) won over 40 awards worldwide and received three Oscar nominations including Best Director. His second full-length film The Hours (2002), also won many international awards and received one Oscar and eleven BAFTA nominations.
1998  Eight - short
2000  Billy Elliot
2002  The Hours
2008  The Reader
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