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Competition Programme-Documentary Film

Palace for the People

Bulgaria, Romania, Germany | 2018 | 76 min
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17. August 2019  at   21:00
Multiplex Cinema City - Hall 1
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PALACE FOR THE PEOPLE tells the stories of the most emblematic five buildings of socialist times, which are highly representative of the period and which witnessed the historical turbulence of Eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century. The National Palace of Culture in Sofia; Moscow State University; the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest; the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade; and the Palace of the Republic in Berlin are unique architectural creatures, conceived of wiht a lot of courage and a little bit of lunacy to remind the people of both an ultimate power and a brighter future. Each is the tallest, the biggest, has the largest clock on Earth, or the most advanced technology of its time. They were the most grandiose enterprises in a time when collective good was the primary state policy. Now that socialism is over, it is time to go back and reveal the hidden secrets of these edifices. The film takes a snapshot of the palaces today, as seen through the eyes of people related to them – their architects, their former and current directors, and the ordinary people who worked in them.



Director: Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov
Screenplay: Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov
Director of Photography: Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov
Editor: Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov, Ema Konstantinova
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova
Production: Agitprop
Co-Production: Filmtank, ICON Production
Contact: Martichka Bozhilova; producer@agitprop.bg