"Perfect Days" by Wim Wenders and "Priscilla" by Sofia Coppola are grabbing the attention of fans in the program of the 28th Sofia International Film Festival

"Perfect Days" is the latest pearl in the rich filmography of the legend Wim Wenders. In Cannes, the film was nominated for the Palme d'Or and awarded the Ecumenical Jury Prize, while Kôji Yakusho received the Best Actor prize. The film is also among the contenders for the Academy Award for Best International Film. The plot follows a toilet cleaner in Japan who travels between his various jobs, and the soundtrack of his life is composed of classic rock music personally selected by Wenders. "The director has crafted a film of deceptive simplicity, observing the tiny details of a routine existence with such clarity, soulfulness and empathy that they build a cumulative emotional power almost without you noticing. It’s also disarming in its absence of cynicism, unmistakably the work of a mature filmmaker thinking long and hard about the things that make life meaningful," writes David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter.

With the prestigious Volpi Cup Award for Best Actress going to the exquisite Cailee Spaeny, Sofia Coppola's new film "Priscilla" has been focusing the interest of cinephiles since it premiered in the Venice Film Festival program, where it received a Golden Lion nomination. So far, Spaeny has ten nominations for her impersonation of "King of Rock" Elvis Presley's beloved Priscilla. Sofia Coppola created the screenplay based on the biography "Elvis and Me" with the blessing of Priscilla Presley and the book's co-author Sandra Harmon, and the story centres on the innocent and charming young girl with whom the legendary and irresistible Elvis falls in love. This challenging role is entrusted to one of the most sought-after young actors, Jacob Elordi. Through the perspective of Elvis' lover, Coppola tells the unknown side of a great American myth. The story of Elvis and Priscilla's long courtship and tumultuous marriage-from the German military base to the fairy-tale mansion at Graceland-is a heartfelt portrait of love, fantasy, and fame, constructed with attention to detail. "I was just so interested in Priscilla's story and her perspective on what it all felt like to grow up as a teenager in Graceland. She was going through all the stages of young womanhood in such an amplified world," says Sofia Coppola about working on her latest film. "Priscilla" will be the film that the Bulgarian audience will be able to see in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture on the evening of the 28th Sofia International Film Festival awards - March 23, and the American gala of the festival.

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