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Luben and Elena

  • The Rooms 9 Bonaventure Avenue St. John's, NL, A1C 3Y9 Canada (map)

Luben and Elena 

Most Townies old enough can recall that in the late Eighties we experienced a Bulgarian invasion—in the good sense of that term. Among the many artists and professionals who settled here were Luben and Elena Boykov. 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
Producers: Annette Clarke
Runtime: 75 minutes
Country: Canada (NL)

Tickets for the screening are included with price of admission to The Rooms, paid at the door. You may also present your Festival or Delegate Pass at the door for entry. 



Earlier Event: October 17
Lunch with Black Conflux
Later Event: October 17
Meet the Funders