From Cremona to Cremona

From Cremona to Cremona

Film info

  • Country:Bugarska, Italija
  • Director:Maria Averina
  • Year:2016
  • Duration:75'
  • Actors:Ivan Bizov, Stoyanka Ivanova


Ivan is a charming young man, who works in a post-communist violin factory in Bulgaria named Cremona, the biggest one in Eastern Europe. His greatest dream is to go to the world’s mecca of violins – the city of Cremona in Italy, the home of Stradivari and Amati, which stands for glamour and exclusivity. The way in between is unexpectedly surprising and marked by dedication, longlasting traditions and clever business plans. On his way Ivan meets Eva and Christo Marino, who have already established themselves as luthiers in the Italian Cremona, as well as Stoyanka, who has given up her talent and dream of becoming a luthier, and has been doing one and the same violin part for 17 years now in the Bulgarian Cremona factory. Will Ivan find his Cremona or will he go back?

Maria Averina was born in 1978 in Moscow, Russia. Graduated from the National Lyceum for Ancient Languages and Cultures in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1997. Studied Slavic Philology at the St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University from 1997 till 2002. Graduated Directing in Film and TV Art from the New Bulgarian University. Has worked for a non-governmental organization specialized in teaching parentless children in film skills. Alumna of Sarajevo Talent Campus 2010, Berlinale Talent Campus 2013. Masters degree in Documentary by Practice at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Screening schedule

  • 25.08.2017.

    CineStar Vukovar


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • PPD
  • Bobi

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