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Zift/Дзифт: The night of the man who chewed asphalt

http://www.ziftthemovie.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1264914/
http://cinefish.com/movie.php?id=15242#
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zift
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zift-/30509022445


Аз искам да те забравя
http://vbox7.com/play:5bfcd0a4


Reviews
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1264914/externalreviews
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/71476-zift/
http://cinefantastiqueonline.com/2009/03/15/zift-2008-film-review/
http://jbspins.blogspot.com/2009/03/sxsw-ifc-festival-direct-zift.html
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/72082-flash-keeps-zift-from-feeling-familiar
http://www.fipresci.org/festivals/archive/2009/sofia/unexpected_revival_ibretoeva.htm
http://www.citypaper.com/film/review.asp?rid=14626
http://www.hollywoodchicago.com/news/7371/feature-bring-the-sxsw-film-festival-home-with-ifc-direct-on-demand
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc.aspx?DocsID=1164545
http://salomedesade.blogspot.com/2009/11/serious-man-review.html
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/45676152/Belita-the-Ice-Queen-of-Film-Noir
http://film.culture360.org/magazine/in-focus/the-art-of-bestseller-adaptation-and-the-new-bulgarian-cinema/
http://v-areainfo.styriartig.at/?p=23441


in UK

http://www.brutalashell.com/2012/01/dvd-review-bizarre-bulgarian-thriller-zift/
http://www.bringthenoiseuk.com/201112/films/news-zift-dvd-release-date
http://www.bringthenoiseuk.com/201201/films/review-zift
http://www.brutalashell.com/2012/01/dvd-review-bizarre-bulgarian-thriller-zift/
http://www.theartsdesk.com/film/dvd-zift
http://www.electricsheepmagazine.co.uk/reviews/2012/02/20/zift/
http://www.sexgoremutants.co.uk/reviews/ziftisis.html
http://blueprintreview.co.uk/2012/02/zift/
http://e-filmblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/zift-javor-gardev-2008-dvd-review.html
http://www.subtitledonline.com/reviews/zift-2


Hollywood remake
http://www.filmneweurope.com/news/bulgaria/hollywood-remake-for-dzift
http://sofiaecho.com/2009/12/08/827525_hollywood-to-remake-dzift


Zift "Name That Film Noir" Contest
http://www.cincyworldcinema.org/x_91103ZiftContest.php/

IFFests
Rome IFF '09 New Cinema Network
Seattle IFF '09
http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=28821&FID=123
San Francisco IFF '09
http://fest09.sffs.org/films/film_details.php?id=103
http://fest09.sffs.org/films/search.php?searchfield=zift&x=0&y=0
http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2009/03/sfiff52the-late-show-thrills-chills.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/addadada/3513243083/
28th İstanbul IFF '09
http://h2.haberturk.com/KoseYazilari.aspx?y_Id=9&dt=16.04.2009
Belfast IFF '09
http://www.queensfilmtheatre.com/Whatson/showfilmdetail/?film_name=Zift
South by Southwest (SXSW) IFF '09
http://www.filmofilia.com/2009/02/03/sxsw-2009-film-festival-lineup-announced/
http://www.movingpicturesmagazine.com/featuredarticles/guestcontributor/javor-gardev-zift
http://www.slackerwood.com/node/331
http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A756487
http://www.campuscircle.com/review.cfm?r=8233
http://www.matchflick.com/movie-review/19791-11868
Philadelphia IFF '09
http://www.phillycinefest.com/film-details.cfm?c=214&id=8622
http://aroundphilly.com/philadelphia-cinefest-week-two-philadelphia-movies-theatre/a-5377
Chicago 12th European Union Film Fest
http://www.artic.edu/webspaces/siskelfilmcenter/2009/march/bu.html
http://www.hollywoodchicago.com/news/7115/12th-annual-eu-film-festival-highlights-week-one-i-m-all-good-zift-kisses-shall-we-kiss
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/chi-0306-eusiskel-reviewmar06,0,2973635.story
Cleveland IFF '09
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/ciff_films_find-details.php?fid=2838
http://www.cleveland.com/filmfest/blog.ssf/2009/03/sifting_through_the_lift_of_zi.html
Dublin IFF '09
Adelaide IFF '09
Natuzzi International Competition
Göteborg IFF '09
Critic's Week
http://www.filmfestival.org/filmfestival/info/en/festivalprogram/programentry?filmId=165470
Santa Barbara IFF '09
International Competition
http://sbccfilmreviews.org/?p=3484
Movie International Watch List '08
http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/2008-international-watch-list/
European Film Academy Awards '08
http://www.europeanfilmacademy.org/2008/10/10/%D0%B4%D0%B7%D0%B8%D1%84%D1%82-zift/
Toronto IFF '08
Discovery Program Official Selection
Discovery offers a unique window on contemporary international cinema. A showcase for new and emerging filmmakers, Discovery is your introduction to gifted and innovative directors who are certain to become household names.
http://tiff08.ca/filmsandschedules/films/zift
http://www.tiffreviews.com/2008/film-profile?fid=214
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117938330.html?categoryid=2863&cs=1&query=zift
http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2008/09/18/blame-canada
http://www.theplurp.com/movies/movie-reviews-a-z/237-zift
http://www.quietearth.us/articles/2008/09/18/ZIFT-director-Javor-Gardev-eyes-more-genre-fare
http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/movies/film-features/online-exclusive-tiff-blog-day-7-2545
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Performance,+realism+and+melodrama.-a0194486564
http://www.indiewire.com/article/toronto_08_discovery_interview_zift_director_javor_gardev/
Mar del Plata IFF '08
Official Selection Main Competition
Moscow IFF '08
Won:
The prize “Silver St. George” for best director for Javor Gardev
The prize of the Russian Film Clubs Federation for best film in the main competition
Media in Russian:
Reviews
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc.aspx?DocsID=1164545
http://cinefantomclub.ru/?p=1183
http://movie-on.blogspot.com/
http://www.lookatme.ru/flows/kino-bez-granits/posts/65648-dzift
http://www.gazeta.ru/culture/2009/05/19/a_2988082.shtml
http://www.itogi.ru/arts-kino/2009/21/140426.html
http://www.trud.ru/issue/article.php?id=200905190870033
http://www.lookatme.ru/flows/kino-bez-granits/posts/65704-dzift-2009-05-19
http://www.openspace.ru/cinema/events/details/10444/
http://zavtra.ru/cgi/veil/data/zavtra/09/811/81.html
http://spb.aif.ru/culture/article/7893
http://www.vashdosug.ru/cinema/article/48581/
http://www.ng.ru/culture/2009-05-21/100_dzift.html
http://www.kinopressa.ru/news/558.html
http://www.kommersant.ua/Doc.html?docId=1243215
http://www.vz.ru/culture/2009/5/27/290618.html
http://www.moscowfilmfestival.ru/eng/30/films/12/
http://mmkf.rambler.ru/
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc.aspx?DocsID=903979
http://kton.livejournal.com/30558.html
http://news.vl.ru/vlad/2008/06/27/kino/
http://www.kinomania.ru/main/fest/mmkf/index.shtml
http://www.gazeta.ru/culture/2008/06/28/a_2768823.shtml
http://filmz.ru/pub/57/14535_1.htm
http://lisaahuli.livejournal.com/83773.html
http://www.afisha.ru/blogcomments/2221/page1/
http://www.kommersant.ru/doc.aspx?DocsID=907632&NodesID=8
http://martoff.livejournal.com/181766.html
http://www.vedomosti.ru/newspaper/article.shtml?2008/06/30/152955
http://www.vremya.ru/2008/114/10/207258.html
http://www.newizv.ru/news/2008-06-30/92906/
http://www.kino-teatr.ru/kino/art/pr/726/
http://7-08.olo.ru/news/culture/74948.html
http://karov.livejournal.com/141355.html
http://www.kommersant.ua/cis-internal/test-doc/check-rights.asp?ids=908182
http://zavtra.ru/cgi/veil/data/zavtra/08/764/81.html
http://www.expert.ru/printissues/expert/2008/27/nevidimue_laureaty/
http://www.stoletie.ru/print.php?printid=10264
http://empty-nests.livejournal.com/70394.html
http://www.lgz.ru/article/id=4963&top=&ui=12&r=771
http://rutube.ru/tracks/949391.html?v=558dfb9fd4de05ecaad9f5566e0355b8
http://www.arthouse.ru/news.asp?id=9329
http://www.arthouse.ru/movie.asp?Code=ZIFT
http://www.filmfestivals.ru/news/oscar/news/klass-i-gudron-na-oskar
http://www.openspace.ru/theatre/names/details/3504/
http://rutube.ru/tracks/1393196.html?v=3554baf92d892b0efdea24c4868fd7b5
http://raygarraty.livejournal.com/43936.html
Златна роза/Golden Rose, Varna/Варна '08
WON: BEST FEATURE FILM; BEST DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY; BEST ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE; BEST EDITOR
http://international.ibox.bg/news/id_1326168894
http://netinfo.bg/?tid=40&oid=1240239
http://news24.bg/novini-12809-dzift_grabna_golyamata_nagrada_na_kinofestivala_zlatna_roza_jurito_na_xviii_festival_na_balgarskiya_.html
http://aboutvarna.ru/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=610
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=97737
BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM AWARDS '09
WON: BEST FEATURE FILM; BEST SCRIPT; BEST DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY; BEST ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE; BEST EDITOR
http://www.filmmakersbg.org/awards-2008-eng.htm
http://www.filmneweurope.com/news/bulgaria/zift-wins-at-bulgarian-film-awards
Номинации за Годишните награди на НФЦ за киноизкуство, 2009
http://www.nfc.bg/page.php?id=391&category=84


Reviews
http://www.filmlinc.com/fcm/jf09/thessaloniki.htm
http://cineuropa.org/newsdetail.aspx?lang=en&documentID=86763
http://www.radio101.hr/?section=2&page=4&item=1356
http://www.nacional.hr/articles/view/49655/
http://www.dnevnikulturni.info/recenzije/film/1595/zift_-_javor_gardev/
http://www.vagabond-bg.com/?page=review&sub=27&open_news=1209
http://www.artsandopinion.com/2008_v7_n6/zift.htm
http://www.capital.bg/show.php?storyid=521151
BG Media:
след премиерата
http://www.capital.bg/show.php?storyid=555178
http://www.capital.bg/show.php?storyid=555169
http://www.programata.bg/index.php?p=29&l=1&c=1&id=49585
http://www.kultura.bg/article.php?id=14679
http://www.novinar.net/?act=news&act1=det&stat=center&mater=Mjc1Nzs0NQ==&sql=Mjc1Nzs1Mw==
http://www.monitor.bg/article?sid=&aid=171060&cid=1&eid=1482
http://www.netinfo.bg/?tid=40&oid=1236448
http://www.bpost.bg/story-read-17749.php
http://www.programata.bg/index.php?p=35&l=1&c=1&id=137
http://www.dnes.bg/article.php?id=57986
http://cinefish.bg/news.php?newsid=800
http://vasval.blogspot.com/2008/09/blog-post_27.html
http://www.novinar.net/?act=news&act1=det&stat=right&sql=Mjc1Nzs1Mw==&mater=Mjc1Nzs0NQ==&stat=right
http://www.bpost.bg/story-read-17764.php
http://forum.animes-bg.com/viewtopic.php?t=37441
http://slavy.cc/?p=677
http://fmplus.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=539
http://cinefish.bg/news.php?newsid=810
http://big.bg/modules/news/article.php?storyid=68732
http://cinefish.com/news.php?newsid=804
http://www.top.bg/events/?id=903573368
http://www.bnr.bg/RadioBulgaria/Emission_Bulgarian/Theme_Kultura/Material/Dzift.htm
http://www.dnes.bg/article.php?cat=149&id=58101
http://blog.robi-bobi.net/archives/371-Filma-Dzift-mojata-gledna-tochka.html
http://www.litclub.com/library/kritika/bgurdev/dzift.htm
http://bg.wordpress.com/tag/zift/
http://news.netinfo.bg/?tid=40&oid=1238943
http://tataf.blogspot.com/2008/10/blog-post.html
http://kino.log.bg/article.php?article_id=13063
http://news.netinfo.bg/?tid=40&oid=1239850
http://www.kultura.bg/article.php?id=14739
http://vandthemovies.blogspot.com/2008/10/zift-2008.html
http://www.kultura.bg/article.php?id=14804
http://e-vestnik.bg/4884
http://www.democrit.com/news.php?n=929&br=0&wh_n=news1
http://www.trud.bg/Default.asp?statid=109524&rubr=0&izd=2&fsize=&swidth=800&tr=1&im=01&id=31&iy=2009
http://www.kultura.bg/article.php?id=15118
http://framespotting.net/dzift/
http://www.movies-bg.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2629&start=0
преди премиерата
http://cinefish.bg/movie.php?id=15242&count_all=75-1-16-0-1-0
http://www.vbox7.com/play:5099d673
http://www.vbox7.com/play:ce70d770
http://www.kultura.bg/article.php?id=14497
http://www.capital.bg/show.php?storyid=521151
http://www.novinar.net/?act=news&act1=det&stat=center&mater=MjY4NzszMg==&sql=MjY4Nzs1NA==
http://www.kultura.bg/article.php?id=14473
http://www.trud.bg/Default.asp?statid=62071&rubr=0&izd=2&fsize=&swidth=800&tr=1&im=07&id=01&iy=2008
http://frognews.bg/Frog/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7290&Itemid=295
http://e-vestnik.bg/4143
http://edno.bg/index.php?page=news&id=1836
http://www.dnes.bg/article.php?id=51501
http://goodnews.actualno.com/news_162370.html?catid=16140
http://netinfo.bg/?tid=40&oid=1078384
http://photo-cult.com/showpic.php?aut=Simon&id=222322
http://photo-cult.com/showpic.php?aut=Simon&id=222022
http://photo-forum.net/en/index.php?APP_ACTION=GALLERY_IMAGE&IMAGE_ID=674195
http://photo-cult.com/album.php?fld=3993
http://www.kafene.bg/index.php?p=article&aid=474
http://www.dnevnik.bg/show/?storyid=449906
http://vladislavtodorov.com/Politika.aspx
http://books.janet45.com/news/109
http://opinions.bpost.bg/story-read-17125.php


Дзифт и соц дъвките
http://zaprehoda.blog.bg/biznes/2009/05/11/dyvkite-tainoto-oryjie-na-imperializma.333532

Награди/Awards

2008 30th Moscow IFF - “Silver St.George” for Best Director in Main Competition
2008 30th Moscow IFF - Film Clubs Federation Award for Best Film in Main Competition
2008 33rd Plovdiv ITVF – “Golden Chest” Special Prize of the Jury
2008 33rd Plovdiv ITVF – “Academica 21” Award for Director’s Achievement
2008 33rd Plovdiv ITVF – “Galya Bachvarova” Award for Director’s Achievement
2008 33rd Plovdiv ITVF – Best Director of Photography Award
2008 28th Varna BFF – Grand Prix “Golden Rose” for Best Film in Competition
2008 28th Varna BFF – Special Award of the Bulgarian Cinema Critics Association
2008 28th Varna BFF – Best Producer Award
2008 28th Varna BFF – Best Actor Award
2008 28th Varna BFF – Best Director of Photography Award
2008 28th Varna BFF – Best Editor Special Award
http://mc.government.bg/newsn.php?n=1584&i=1
Селекции/Selections
2008 Toronto TIFF - Discovery Program Official Selection
2008 European Film Awards Official Selection

"Дзифт" на DVD
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/zift
http://www.capital.bg/showblog.php?storyid=693079
http://www.amazon.com/Zift-Sub-Zahary-Baharov/dp/B003IISTF4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1
http://www.dvdmart.ru/catalog/good715591/

HBO buys Zift
http://sofiaecho.com/2009/05/22/723652_hbo-buys-bulgarian-award-winning-film-dzift

 

Description: http://vladtod.web.officelive.com/images/Plakat100x70_copy.jpg
A film noir
Zift (from Arabic): 1. pitch, tar, asphalt;
2. chewing gum; 3. shit (urban slang)
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=zift

“Zift” is a genre mixture of neo-noir and sots-art. The story unfolds in one night. Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien world – the totalitarian Sofia of the 60s.
All hell breaks loose as soon as Moth walks out of jail. He tricks the bloodhounds of the communist state. He spends his first night of freedom in a breathtaking chase with time, trying to avoid fate, as he gets closer and closer to his ultimate demise.
His frantic flight draws the map of a diabolical totalitarian city -- decaying neighborhoods and gloomy streets, the bathhouse, the city canal, the hospital, the cathedral, the pompous works of communist architecture centered around the Mausoleum, smoky joints, bars, and finally -- the graveyard.
In the pursuit of truth, Moth runs into a bizarre parade of characters – agents, medics, barflies, outcasts, gravediggers and other species of the asphalt jungle. The action thickens through avalanching variety of twists and turns, sudden revelations, flashbacks, lies laid bare, hallucinations, and sensual encounters with the former love. Finally, the story ends inside the gravediggers’ trailer where all secrets are revealed.

 

Description: http://vladtod.web.officelive.com/images/Poster%20(1).jpg
Черен филм
Дзифт (тур. zift от араб.) 1. Черна земна смола, асфалт. 2. Използва се за спойка на пътни настилки и за дъвка занимавка. 3. Лайна


“Дзифт” представлява жанрова комбинация от ретро-соц и нео-ноар. Филмът реализира атракционно пътуване назад във времето към една вече разпиляна социалистическа действителност по жанровите закони на черния филм.
Действието се развива в една нощ. Главният герой по прякор Молеца излиза от затвора в началото на 60-те години, за да попадне в един напълно нов и непознат за него свят - светът на социалистическа София. Влязъл в затвора непосредствено преди девети септември 1944, Молеца е излежал присъда за убийство без да е убиецът.

С излизането му на свобода, още с прекрачването на прага на затвора започват катастрофални перипетии и бясна надпревара с времето. Молеца се измъква от абсурдни ситуации и смъртоносни капани. В търсене на истината за миналото си той се сблъсква с паноптикум от гротескни типове, населяващи асфалтовата джунгла на града.

Трескавият бяг на Молеца очертава картата на една ретро София – крайни квартали, централната банята, Каналът, поликлиниката, черквата, кръчмата, Мавзолеят, нощният бар, гробището. Тази фатално задъхана нощ е наситена с резки обрати и перипетии, халюциниране, биографични скокове в предкомунистическото минало, сантиментални срещи с някогашната любима, предателства, мирогледни сривове и разобличения. Краят идва с настъпването на новия ден във фургона на гробарите, където тайните излизат наяве.