Film Screening: Luben and Elena

Date: Oct 17
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Theatre
Cost: Included With Admission

Most Townies old enough can recall that in the late 1980s the province welcomed a 'Bulgarian invasion'. Among the many artists and professionals who settled here were Luben Boykov and Elena Popova. He sculpts, she paints, and they dramatically altered the artistic landscape of St. John's and beyond just by showing up. This NFB feature documentary on a fascinating couple opens us up not only to their artistic process but also to the vitality and endurance of their charged relationship. This is a totally engrossing portrait of two strong-minded people many of us have come to know through the years, an intimate and engaging revelation of sorts. Even if you never met them or know their work you will want to be in their company as they talk, spar, and laugh about the journey that has taken them to this province, to Sicily, where they now reside part of the year, and to this very film. This is a visual, sensual treat you won't want to miss.

Director/Writer: Ellie Yonova Producer: Annette Clarke Country: Canada (NL) For more information about the 30th annual St. John's International Women's Film Festival please visit

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