“Collective” is a film in which the Bulgarian viewer will recognize his own reality at every minute
This article was published on 30 April 2021 on the website of the newspaper “Sega” and is republished with the consent of the media. The subtitle is changed by the blog.
“Collective” is not a new film – it premiered in September 2019 at the Venice Film Festival. But it continues to attract the attention of academies and travels to viewers around the world – most recently with its two Oscar nominations, the first such success for a Romanian film in history, although neighboring cinema has scored points at major European festivals. Palme d’Or, Golden Bear, etc.).
In Bulgaria, “Collective” was screened at the 24th “Sofia Film Fest”, which passed with a delay and in silence due to the pandemic, and HBO Go subscribers can watch it at any time at home. The European Parliament now allows those who do not have HBO to watch it for free on the Internet until May 9 – as one of the three nominees for the LUX Prize. For the first time, it will be awarded not only by the votes of MEPs, but also to the public throughout the EU. And I highly recommend that it be seen – because it answers not only the internal question for the cultural community “why don’t we have such films”, but also the bigger question “how do we live and why do we allow this to happen”.Continue reading