Bulgaria/USA/Italy |
2010 |
57 мин.

Script: Momchil Karamitev
Director: Momchil Karamitev
Cinematography: Momchil Karamitev
Music: Bob La Carr

Contributors: Margarita Duparinova, Georgi Cherkelov, Nadejda Tihova, Dorotea Toncheva, Milena Andonova
Production: Nightmare Pictures – Momchil Karamitev
Co-production: USA – Max Freeman, Italy – Gabriella di Saverio

Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center; Alexander Grozev; Alexander Alexandrov; Nadezhda Seykova; Bulgarian National Television; Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts; National Film Archives; Ivan Vazov National Theatre; Adriana Budevska Drama Theatre; Burgas Municipality; American Cinematheque, Los Angeles; Istituto Luce, Rome

Centenary of Apostol Karamitev’s Birth

A documentary about the life and work of the unforgettable Apostol Karamitev. It includes many previously unpublished photographs and documents. In addition to personal opinions from interviews with his colleagues, relatives, students, and admirers, the story features the actor’s most significant performances in film, radio and theatre.

Festivals & Awards: Best TV Film, 2011 Film Academy Awards of the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers; 2011 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Award, Ohio; 2012 Los Angeles Film Awards; the Heritage Prize and the award of the International Film Festival of Cultural Heritage, Sofia 2012.

Momchil Karamitev is an actor, producer and director. He graduated from the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. He has played many theatrical and cinematic roles in Bulgaria, USA and Italy. He studied at the elite Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio d’Amico in Italy, before specialising in Directing in Rome, and later Film Dramaturgy in New York. He directed the feature film, The Insurance (1998, together with Evgeny Mihaylov) and the documentaries Apostol Karamitev and Trace Ancestors in Occitanie (2017).