March 25, 2017  – Todmorden Mills Heritage site, Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery Rd. View Map


5:00 pm  Bulgarian movie “Losers” (2015)/”Каръци”/ – Director: Ivaylo Hristov, Writer: Ivaylo Hristov; Stars: Elena Telbis, Deyan Donkov, Ovanes Torosian

Bulgarian comedy-drama film. It won the Golden George at the 2015 Moscow International Film Festival.

Elena, Koko, Patso and Gosho are high school students in a small provincial town. Koko is in love with Elena. The girl wants to be a singer. She is really excited about the visiting concert of a famous rock band. The event shakes up the whole town giving birth to new love affairs, disappointments and complicated relationships.

6:45 pm Action Painting

The Bulgarian-born artist Maria Chiolakova – Cremonesi will lead the audience in an action painting, a creative and unforgettable group art experience.

7:30 pm „The Man Who Waited”, (2006) Theodor Ushev’s – short animation film 

7:45 pm “This is Bulgaria” Bulgarian Documentary film (90min)

0002 (1)There is a place in the world where the mists of spring engulf green mountain peaks, while long-forgotten kings slumber in the valleys below them. A place where the sun illuminates the crumbling ruins of empires that perished long ago and wild forests that still echo with the footsteps of mighty warriors. A land that hides golden treasures. A land of magic, abandoned shrines, spring flowers and small streams that become mighty rivers. A land that combines its vast mountains, fertile plains, steep shores and small mountain villages in a supernatural symbiosis of drama, beauty and grandeur. Such a place always impresses and amazes, and it’s a place you can rediscover every day. This is Bulgaria.

“This is Bulgaria” is the first documentary series devoted entirely to Bulgaria.


Advanced Tickets: $10




“This is Bulgaria” Trailer


“Losers” Trailer


About Maria Tcholakova Cremonesi

IMG_6019 (1)Maria Tcholakova Cremonesi graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts “Nikolai Pavlovich” in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1984.

In 1990 she continued her art education in Siena, Italy. She works as a professor at the Brera Art Academy in Milan, Italy where she teaches anatomy and drawing.  Maria has participated in a number of competitions and art shows in Italy and abroad.

Her works can be found in galleries and private collections in Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, USA, Japan, Switzerland, France.

She lives and works in Milan, Italy.