Radivoje Andric with the Special Award at 28th Sofia Film Festival

Bulgarian audience's favorite director will present the sequel to his hit "Munje" in March 2024

Radivoje Andrić will be among the special guests of the 28th Sofia Film Festival. After the wonderful summer adventure with teenagers "How I Learned to Fly" (co-production between Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Slovakia), the famous Serbian director will present his latest film "Dudes: Again!" in March. It is a sequel to Andric's second film "Dudes | Munje" (2001) - a youth film with elements of comedy, road movie and musical film. Some film critics described it as "the first Yugoslav commercial underground film". Today, 22 years later, "Dudes: Again!" reunites the audience with some of the familiar characters - their reality have hardly changed, but the life surprises are different, and moreover - in the film we meet a new generation of young people, struggling with their own challenges.

Radivoje Andrić is one of the most popular contemporary directors not only in Serbia, but also in the whole of Southeastern Europe. Bulgarian audiences are well familiar with his work, presented at previous editions of Sofia Film Festival - starting with his debut film "Three Palms for Two Punks and a Babe" (1998), whose audience in the Balkan region was over 280,000 people, through his second low-budget film "Dudes" (2001), seen in the weeks after its premiere by over 570,000 people, and a few years later, his third, which became an absolute audience hit "When I Grow Up I'll Be a Kangaroo" (2004), with awards from the Motovun and Thessaloniki film festivals. In 2022, Radivoje Andrić was a member of the International Jury at the 26th Sofia Film Festival and presented his film "How I Learned to Fly", an adaptation of the book of the same name by Jasminka Petrović, one of the most beloved and internationally published Serbian writers. "How I Learned to Fly" was awarded Best European Film at the European Association of Children's Films in Malmö, Sweden '22, received the "Silver Seagull" for Best Film at the SFF on the Coast '22 in Burgas and was watched by thousands of fans of Andrić's craftsmanship across Europe.

At the 28th Sofia International Film Festival the Bulgarian audience will have the opportunity to watch all of Radivoje Andrić's films in a special retrospective.

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Looking forward to seeing you at the #CINEMA!