List of Bulgarian films of the 1950s

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A list of the most notable films produced in Bulgaria during the 1950s ordered by year of release. For an alphabetical list of articles on Bulgarian films see Category:Bulgarian films.

Number and awards[edit]

Bulgaria produced 39 films, either alone or with other countries, during the 1950s. Four of thоse (Geroite na Shipka in co-production with the Soviet Union, Tochka parva, Zemya and Sterne in co-production with East Germany) got a Golden palm nomination at the Cannes Film Festival. Geroite na Shipka (1955), Pod Igoto (1952) and Trevoga (1951) went on to become some of the most viewed Bulgarian films. Geroite na Shipka got 5,8 mill views and ranks second in the all-time Bulgarian rang-list, Pod Igoto is 5th with 5 mill views and Trevoga – 10th with 3,8 mill. [1]

Notable actors[edit]

The most notable actors from the period were Ivan Dimov ("Kalin orelat", "Pod igoto", "Geratzite"), Konstantin Kisimov ("Kalin orelat", "Pod igoto", "Tochka parva", "Geroite na Shipka") and Apostol Karamitev ("Pod igoto", "Geroite na Shipka", "Lyubimetz 13").

List[edit]


Title Title (Latin)
English
Director Length Cast Notes IMDB link
1950
Калин Орелът Kalin Orelat
Kalin the eagle
Boris Borozanov 89 min Ivan Dimov, Boris Ganchev, Mariya Yasnikova and Konstantin Kisimov Black and White drama [1]
1951
Тревога Trevoga
Alarm
Zahari Zhandov 115 min Stefan Savov and Nadya Stanislavova Black and White drama about a Bulgarian family's tragedy during World War II [2]
Утро над родината Utro nad Rodinata
Dawn Over the Homeland
Kamen Kalchev 82 min Lubomir Kabakchiyev, Apostol Karamitev, Georgi Georgiev-Getz and Rangel Vulchanov Black and White drama [3]
1952
Данка Danka Krastyu Belev 83 min Milka Tuykova, Ivanka Dimitrova and Miroslav Mindov Black and White Drama [4]
Наша земя Nasha zemya
Our land
Anton Marinovich and Stefan Surchadzhiev 103 min Apostol Karamitev, Milka Tuykova, Georgi Georgiev-Getz, Iossif Surchadzhiev and Lubomir Kabakchiyev Black and White Drama [5]
Под игото Pod igoto
Under the Yoke
Dako Dakovski 118 min Miroslav Mindov, Lili Popivanova, Petar Dimitrov, Ivan Dimov and Konstantin Kisimov Black and White Drama based on Ivan Vazov's novel of the same name [6]
1954
Граница Granitza
The border
Nikola Minchev 21 min Kunka Baeva, Ivan Bratanov and Georgi Georgiev-Gocheto Short film [7]
Песен за човека Pesen za choveka
Song of Man
Borislav Sharaliev 111 min Dinko Dinev, Ivan Bratanov, Apostol Karamitev and Leo Conforti Black and White film based on the famous Nikola Vaptsarov poem [8]
Септемврийци Septemvriytzi
Septembrists (The Heroes of September)
Zahari Zhandov 117 min Asparuh Temelkov and Boris Ganchev Black and White drama dedicated to the uprising, which broke out in Bulgaria in September 1923 [9]
Снаха Snaha
Daughter-In-Law
Anton Marinovich 116 min Petar Dimitrov, Margarita Duparinova and Leo Conforti Black and White drama based on novel [10]
1955
Героите на Шипка Geroite na Shipka
Shipka Heroes
Sergei Vasilyev 137 min (123 min in the Soviet Union) Ivan Pereverzev, Viktor Avdyushko and Apostol Karamitev Black and White historical film about the Battle of Shipka Pass. Best director award and a Golden palm nomination at the Cannes Film Festival. [11]
Неспокоен път Nespokoen pat
Troubled Road, a Man Decides
Dako Dakovski 116 min Ivan Bratanov, Tzvetana Nikolova, Georgi Georgiev-Getz and Petar Dimitrov Black and White drama based on a novel by Stoyan Daskalov [12]
Празник Praznik
Feast
Dimitar Petrov 24 min Olga Kircheva, Mihail Dzhunov and Leo Conforti a short black and white comedy [13]
1956
Две победи Dve pobedi
Two Victories
Borislav Sharaliev 92 min Nikola Popov, Assen Milanov, Nikolina Lekova and Rangel Vulchanov Black and White musical comedy [14]
Димитровградци Dimitrovgradtsy
People of Dimitrovgrad
Nikola Korabov and Ducho Mundrov 109 min Georgi Kaloyanchev, Mariya Rusalieva and Ivan Dimov Black and White drama [15]
Една българка Edna balgarka
A Bulgarian Woman
Nikolay Borovishki 22 min Penka Vasileva and Lyubomir Bobchevski short black and white film based on Ivan Vazov's short novel [16]
Екипажът на Надежда Ekipazhat na Nadezhda
The Crew from Nadezhda
Kiril Ilinchev 95 min Nikola Marinov and Veselin Marinov black and white drama [17]
Следите остават Sledite ostavat
The Traces Remain
Petar Vasilev 100 min Stefan Danailov and Vera Dragostinova black and white adventure comedy based on Pavel Vezhinov's novel [18]
Това се случи на улицата Tova se sluchi na ulitzata
It Happened in the Street
Yanko Yankov 87 min Apostol Karamitev, Petrana Lambrinova and Leo Conforti black and white comedy [19]
Точка първа Tochka parva
Item One
Boyan Danovski 77 min Rumyana Chokoyska, Zheni Bozhinova and Konstantin Kisimov Drama — received a Golden palm nomination at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. [20]
1957
Години за любов Godini za lyubov
Years of Love
Yanko Yankov 77 min Stefan Dobrev, Antoniya Yaneva, Nevena Kokanova, Ivan Andonov and Georgi Kaloyanchev black and white comedy [21]
Животът си тече тихо... Zhivotat si teche tiho...
Life Flows Slowly by...
Hristo Ganev and Binka Zhelyazkova 120 min Bogomil Simeonov, Georgi Georgiev-Getz, Emilia Radeva and Ivan Bratanov black and white drama [22]
Земя Zemya
A Land (Earth)
Zahari Zhandov 102 min Bogomil Simeonov, Slavka Slavova and Ginka Stancheva black and white drama based on the novel of Elin Pelin; Golden palm nomination at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival [23]
Лабакан Labakan Václav Krška 75 min Eduard Cupák, Karel Fiala and Alexander Milkovski Czechoslovakia/Bulgaria co-production based on the fairytale of Wilhelm Hauff [24]
Легенда за любовта Legenda za lyubovta
Legend of Love
Václav Krška 82 min Apostol Karamitev, Emilia Radeva and Frantisek Smolík Czechoslovakia/Bulgaria fantasy co-production based on Nazim Hikmet's play [25]
Тайната вечеря на седмаците Taynata vecherya na sedmatzite
Secret Supper of the Sedmak Family
Dako Dakovski 101 min Ivan Bratanov, Nikolay Doychev and Maria Shopova Black and White drama [26]
Урокът на историята A Lesson in History Lev Arnshtam and Hristo Piskov 91 min Stefan Savov, Tzvetana Arnaudova, Apolon Yachnitzkiy and Gennadi Yudin Soviet Union/Bulgaria co-production drama about Georgi Dimitrov and Leipzig Trial [27]
1958
Гераците Geratzite
The Gerak Family
Anton Marinovich 96 min Georgi Stamatov, Ivan Dimov and Maria Shopova Black and White drama based on the novel by Elin Pelin [28]
Големанов Golemanov Kiril Ilinchev 84 min Nikola Popov, Andrey Chaprazov and Penka Ikonomova Black and White comedy based on the novel by Stefan Kostov [29]
Законът на морето Zakonat na moreto
The Law of the Sea
Yakim Yakimov 96 min Georgi Georgiev-Getz, Bogomil Simeonov and Ani Damyanova Black and White drama [30]
Любимец 13 Lyubimetz 13
Favourite No. 13
Vladimir Yanchev 89 min Apostol Karamitev, Ginka Stancheva and Georgi Partsalev Black and White comedy about twin brothers (an excellent footballer and an undependable gambler) that switch places. One of the most beloved Bulgarian films ever. [31]
На малкия остров Na malkiya ostrov
On a Small Island
Rangel Vulchanov 94 min Ivan Kondov, Konstantin Kotsev and Ivan Andonov Black and White drama [32]
Ребро Адамово Rebro Adamovo
Adam's Rib
Anton Marinovich n/a Emilia Radeva, Georgi Popov and Georgi Kaloyanchev Black and White drama [33]
Сиромашка радост Siromashka radost
Poor Man's Joy
Anton Marinovich 84 min Ivan Dimov, Georgi Stamatov, Vyara Kovacheva, Kosta Tsonev, Ivan Bratanov and Vera Dragostinova Black and White drama based on a number of Elin Pelin stories [34]
Хайдушка клетва Haydushka kletva
The Oath of the Haidouks
Petar Vasilev 98 min Apostol Karamitev, Ginka Stancheva, Konstantin Kisimov and Ivan Bratanov Black and White drama based on a novel by Orlin Vasilyev [35]
1959
В навечерието (Russian) Nakanune
On the Eve
Vladimir Petrov 88 min Lubomir Kabakchiyev, Irina Milopolskaya and Boris Livanov Black and White Soviet Union/Bulgaria co-production based on the novel by Ivan Turgenev [36]
Командирът на отряда Komandirat na otryada
The Commander of the Detachment
Ducho Mundrov 108 min Kosta Tsonev, Ivan Dimov, Tzvetana Nikolova and Ivan Bratanov Black and White drama [37]
Stars (Sterne) Звезди (Cyrillic)
Stars
Konrad Wolf Bulgaria:103 min/Germany:92 min Sasha Krusharska, Jürgen Frohriep, Georgi Naumov, Leo Conforti, Grigor Vachkov and Itzhak Finzi East Germany/Bulgaria co-production. Won Grand prize of the jury and got a Golden palm nomination at the Cannes Film Festival. [38]
Малката Malkata
The Little Girl
Nikola Korabov 95 min Rumyana Kefirova, Margarita Ilieva, Ivan Dimov and Georgi Kaloyanchev Drama based on a novel by Lyuben Stanev [39]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ "Info and statistics – Number of Viewrs (Bulgarian Cinema Encyclopedia)". titra.net. Archived from the original on 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2008-06-05.