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Consular Movie Club: Bulgarian Movie Selection

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CCCM Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Arts

2401 West 6th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90057

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The Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles is honored to invite you to become part of our new cinematographic project “Ciclo de Cine Consular” (Consular Movie Club), where we aim to promote international cinema to yours and our local communities. This program is an opportunity to strengthen ties between our communities and to build communication bridges among diverse nations, as well as to manifest each unique expression of art through cinema.

The Consulate General of Bulgaria are delighted to present the films "Lana's Rain" and "Audition"

LANA'S RAIN (2004)

Directed and written by Michael S. Ojeda

Produced by Joel Goodman

"Lana's Rain" tells the dark, hard-edged story of a brother and sister who escape from the war-torn Balkans, conceal themselves in a shipping container to travel to America, and try to survive on Chicago streets that have never seemed meaner. The picture is even bleaker than that: The brother is a war criminal who forces his sister into prostitution, and by the end of the film he's a low-life Scarface, with a stable of hookers, a big cigar, and a bottle and gun under his coat.

The story is seen through the eyes of the sister, Lana (Oskana Orlenko), who grew up apart from her brother and meets him again after many years on the eve of his escape from the Balkans. In a grisly prelude, the brother is having facial reconstruction to disguise himself, and is interrupted in the middle of the surgery; he wears an eyepatch through the movie, while his enemies and Interpol search for him.

Audition (2017)

Directed by Sarah Kruchowski

Written by Maria Bobeva

A short film about the punishment and the rewards of being an actress in Hollywood from a mother's point of view. An immigrant actress in Hollywood struggles to tackle a situation of going to another doomed audition and inability to find a sitter for her child, meeting with lack of appreciation for art as a profession, mom's duties as a full-time unpaid job and the mocking attitude of a casting director.

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