About the film
Khan Asparukh - Part I - Phanagoria
Release Date: October 18, 1981
|Genres||:||Drama, History, War|
|Production Companies||:||Tvorcheski kolektiv ''Sredets'', Studiya za igralni filmi ''Boyana'', Kinostudiya na Narodnata armiya|
|Writers||:||Mihail Kirkov, Vera Mutafchieva|
This is an epic screen presentation showing the creation, the consolidation and the power of First Bulgarian Kingdom and the first Bulgarian ruler Khan Asparuh. This is the first part of the film trilogy about the events before the creation of the Bulgarian state in the middle of the VII century. Volga Bulgaria is straining under the attacks of the Khazars. Following the testament of his father, the sons of Khan Kubrat looking for a new home for their tribes. The youngest of them - Asparukh, wander 20 years in search of "land forever" for his people and reaches the mouth of the Danube. The film is narrated by captured Byzantine chronicler Belisarius, which should Asparukh in his journeys. Byzantine witnessed the heroic efforts of the Bulgarians to win the land south of the Danube and to create their new country.