Films

The Last Pagan

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Year of participation 2008
Program Non-competition Programs

Producer(s) Christo Nenov
Director(s) Borislav Sharaliev
Script Borislav Sharaliev
Director of Photography Venets Dimitrov
Production designer Mariya Ivanova
Music by Vesselin Nikolov
Sound Lyudmila Mahalnishka, Nikola Belishki, Georgi Vladichki
Edit Pavlina Sharalieva
Cast Stefan Danailov, Boris Lukanov, Aneta Petrovska, Antony Genov, Ventzislav Kisyov, etc.
 

Synopsis

The picture features the life and deeds of Boris I – strong historic figure, who completes his mission to the full and at the end of his life receives holy orders. Prince Boris I is ruling in the late 9th century. In his youth, he, the brilliant statesman and diplomat, is experiencing heavy defeats in the wars he wages against his neighbors. Nonetheless, he manages not to cede a territory to the enemies. Under his rule, Bulgaria breaks with paganism and joins the Christian community, paying an exorbitant price, a heavy death toll, but there is no other way. The adoption of Christianity in 864 was a historical event of great significance. It guaranteed Boris I the much needed peace with the Eastern Roman Empire and allowed him to merge the numerous tribes inhabiting the country into a unified nation and later to found a state.

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