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Kamen Kalev is a Director, Writer, Producer and Editor Bulgare born on 8 june 1975

Kamen Kalev

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Nationality Bulgarie
Birth 8 june 1975 (46 years)

Kamen Kalev (born 8 June 1975) is a Bulgarian film director and screenwriter. Kalev came to prominence in 2009 with the film Eastern Plays, earning him numerous international film awards as director and screenwriter.

After graduating a highschool in his hometown Bourgas, Kamen Kalev spent two years in Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, studying at first photography, and then switched to cinematography. During his sophomore year he continued his education in moviemaking in the French state film school La Fémis in Paris. Kalev graduated Le Département Image in 2002.

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Filmography of Kamen Kalev (4 films)

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Director

Face Down
Face Down (2015)
, 1h44
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Origin Bulgarie
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Melvil Poupaud, Aylin Yay, Youssef Hajdi
Rating62% 3.1452353.1452353.1452353.1452353.145235
Samy est un jeune repris de justice français. Accusé de trafic de fausse monnaie entre la France et la Bulgarie, il accepte de devenir informateur pour la police française et infiltre la mafia bulgare du proxénétisme. Pour rentrer dans le réseau, il enlève une jeune prostitué mineure d'origine tsigane à Marseille, Elka. Il veut s'en servir pour remonter une filière qu'il connaît mal. Peu à peu, il tombe amoureux d'elle. Pris dans un étau entre son marché avec la police et les mafieux bulgares, il devient par la force des choses un vrai proxénète et se rend compte qu'il a perdu un bien précieux : sa dignité.
The Island
The Island (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Origin Bulgarie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Thure Lindhardt, Laetitia Casta, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Rousy Chanev, Olivier Claverie, Elli Medeiros
Rating50% 2.5122252.5122252.5122252.5122252.512225
Sophie and Daneel, both in their early thirties, are a close and passionate couple living in Paris. Sophie initiates a surprise journey to Bulgaria. Daneel explicitly refuses to go, but Sophie insists and finally convinces him to leave. When they arrive, Sophie discovers that Daneel was born there...
Eastern Plays, 1h23
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Origin Bulgarie
Genres Drama
Actors Saadet Aksoy, Christo Christov, Hatice Aslan, Anjela Nedyalkova
Rating71% 3.594333.594333.594333.594333.59433
Eastern Plays is the story of two alienated brothers, Hristo or Itso (Hristo Hristov), an artist woodcarver who is struggling with his methadone addiction, and Georgi (Ovanes Torosyan), a high school student who is dragged into a neo-Nazi gang. The central point of the film is an ethnically-motivated attack by Georgi's neo-Nazi gang on a Turkish family from Istanbul, who are spending the night in Sofia en route to Germany. While Georgi initially participates in the beating, he is frightened and runs away. Itso, who had seen the family at a restaurant while he dined with his now-ex-girlfriend Niki (Nikolina Yancheva), ends up intervening and saving the family, including the beautiful daughter Işıl (Saadet Işıl Aksoy). In his developing feelings for Işıl, Itso sees hope of a positive change in his destiny, while Georgi's actions and his brother's help make him question his philosophy and reconsider his outlook on life.

Scriptwriter

Face Down
Face Down (2015)
, 1h44
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Origin Bulgarie
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Melvil Poupaud, Aylin Yay, Youssef Hajdi
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.1452353.1452353.1452353.1452353.145235
Samy est un jeune repris de justice français. Accusé de trafic de fausse monnaie entre la France et la Bulgarie, il accepte de devenir informateur pour la police française et infiltre la mafia bulgare du proxénétisme. Pour rentrer dans le réseau, il enlève une jeune prostitué mineure d'origine tsigane à Marseille, Elka. Il veut s'en servir pour remonter une filière qu'il connaît mal. Peu à peu, il tombe amoureux d'elle. Pris dans un étau entre son marché avec la police et les mafieux bulgares, il devient par la force des choses un vrai proxénète et se rend compte qu'il a perdu un bien précieux : sa dignité.
The Island
The Island (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Origin Bulgarie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Thure Lindhardt, Laetitia Casta, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Rousy Chanev, Olivier Claverie, Elli Medeiros
Roles Writer
Rating50% 2.5122252.5122252.5122252.5122252.512225
Sophie and Daneel, both in their early thirties, are a close and passionate couple living in Paris. Sophie initiates a surprise journey to Bulgaria. Daneel explicitly refuses to go, but Sophie insists and finally convinces him to leave. When they arrive, Sophie discovers that Daneel was born there...
Eastern Plays, 1h23
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Origin Bulgarie
Genres Drama
Actors Saadet Aksoy, Christo Christov, Hatice Aslan, Anjela Nedyalkova
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.594333.594333.594333.594333.59433
Eastern Plays is the story of two alienated brothers, Hristo or Itso (Hristo Hristov), an artist woodcarver who is struggling with his methadone addiction, and Georgi (Ovanes Torosyan), a high school student who is dragged into a neo-Nazi gang. The central point of the film is an ethnically-motivated attack by Georgi's neo-Nazi gang on a Turkish family from Istanbul, who are spending the night in Sofia en route to Germany. While Georgi initially participates in the beating, he is frightened and runs away. Itso, who had seen the family at a restaurant while he dined with his now-ex-girlfriend Niki (Nikolina Yancheva), ends up intervening and saving the family, including the beautiful daughter Işıl (Saadet Işıl Aksoy). In his developing feelings for Işıl, Itso sees hope of a positive change in his destiny, while Georgi's actions and his brother's help make him question his philosophy and reconsider his outlook on life.

Producer

The Island
The Island (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Origin Bulgarie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Thure Lindhardt, Laetitia Casta, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Rousy Chanev, Olivier Claverie, Elli Medeiros
Roles Producer
Rating50% 2.5122252.5122252.5122252.5122252.512225
Sophie and Daneel, both in their early thirties, are a close and passionate couple living in Paris. Sophie initiates a surprise journey to Bulgaria. Daneel explicitly refuses to go, but Sophie insists and finally convinces him to leave. When they arrive, Sophie discovers that Daneel was born there...
Eastern Plays, 1h23
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Origin Bulgarie
Genres Drama
Actors Saadet Aksoy, Christo Christov, Hatice Aslan, Anjela Nedyalkova
Roles Producer
Rating71% 3.594333.594333.594333.594333.59433
Eastern Plays is the story of two alienated brothers, Hristo or Itso (Hristo Hristov), an artist woodcarver who is struggling with his methadone addiction, and Georgi (Ovanes Torosyan), a high school student who is dragged into a neo-Nazi gang. The central point of the film is an ethnically-motivated attack by Georgi's neo-Nazi gang on a Turkish family from Istanbul, who are spending the night in Sofia en route to Germany. While Georgi initially participates in the beating, he is frightened and runs away. Itso, who had seen the family at a restaurant while he dined with his now-ex-girlfriend Niki (Nikolina Yancheva), ends up intervening and saving the family, including the beautiful daughter Işıl (Saadet Işıl Aksoy). In his developing feelings for Işıl, Itso sees hope of a positive change in his destiny, while Georgi's actions and his brother's help make him question his philosophy and reconsider his outlook on life.

Editor

Eastern Plays, 1h23
Directed by Kamen Kalev
Origin Bulgarie
Genres Drama
Actors Saadet Aksoy, Christo Christov, Hatice Aslan, Anjela Nedyalkova
Roles Editor
Rating71% 3.594333.594333.594333.594333.59433
Eastern Plays is the story of two alienated brothers, Hristo or Itso (Hristo Hristov), an artist woodcarver who is struggling with his methadone addiction, and Georgi (Ovanes Torosyan), a high school student who is dragged into a neo-Nazi gang. The central point of the film is an ethnically-motivated attack by Georgi's neo-Nazi gang on a Turkish family from Istanbul, who are spending the night in Sofia en route to Germany. While Georgi initially participates in the beating, he is frightened and runs away. Itso, who had seen the family at a restaurant while he dined with his now-ex-girlfriend Niki (Nikolina Yancheva), ends up intervening and saving the family, including the beautiful daughter Işıl (Saadet Işıl Aksoy). In his developing feelings for Işıl, Itso sees hope of a positive change in his destiny, while Georgi's actions and his brother's help make him question his philosophy and reconsider his outlook on life.