Zhaleika

Zhaleika

Deutschland / Bulgarien 2015/2016, Spielfilm

Inhalt

"Think about what kind of an example you are for your sister. What will be your reputation and what you want to do with your life. Am I being clear? I expect you to change fundamentally."

Who cares if the old people moan about her short-cut T-shirts and ripped jeans? Lora loves Todor, and Todor loves her – that’s the only thing that matters. She doesn’t care about the gossip, or that she gets in trouble for coming home too late. But when her father suddenly dies, everything changes. It’s no longer so easy to ignore her family and the neighbours. Do they really believe that her father’s death is God’s way of punishing her? And even Todor has started to avoid her. Life in the village and her role there seem to be more and more oppressive.

Portraying the customs and traditions of a village set in the breathtaking landscape of rural Bulgaria, "Zhaleika" subtly tells the tale of a young woman’s emancipation.

Source: 66. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Eliza Petkova
Assistant director:Petar Petrov
Screenplay:Eliza Petkova
Director of photography:Constanze Schmitt
Assistant camera:Cristina Amate Garcia, Malte Siepen
Colour grading:Constanze Schmitt, Christine Hiam
Production design:Hristina Dyakova, Janet Ivanova
Costume design:Waris Klampfer
Editing:Hannes Marget, Eliza Petkova
Sound design:Joscha Eickel, Hannes Marget
Sound:Hannes Marget
Audio mixing:Silvio Naumann
  
Cast: 
Anna ManolovaLora
Mihail StoyanovTodor
Maria KlechevaYana
Stoyko IvanovStoyan
Shezhina PetrovaMaria
Asya PopovaAsya
Márton Péter NagyThomas
Boyana GeorgievaElena
  
Production company:Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH (dffb) (Berlin), cinemanda (Berlin), cineaste maudit production (Sofia), HOB (BG)
Producer:Svetoslav Draganov, Tim Oliver Schultz, Cécile Tollu-Polonowski
Executive producer:Andreas Louis
Shoot:: Bulgarien
Length:92 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 18.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Generation 14plus

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Zhaleika

Versions

Original

Length:92 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 18.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Generation 14plus
 

Awards

Berlinale 2016
Lobende Erwähnung, Generation
 

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