2021, 1h 47m, Bulgaria / France
Directors: Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva
Cast: Maria Bakalova, Ralitsa Stoyanova, Katia Kazakova, Bilyana Kazakova, Vesela Kazakova
Genre: Drama
Canadian Premiere

Academy Award® nominee Maria Bakalova (BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM) stars as a young woman with HIV in this feminist critique of modern Bulgarian society. With her life turned upside down, Sonja (Bakalova) turns to her sister Lora (Ralitsa Stoyanova) and the women in her family for support. Each faces her own struggle against the inherent misogyny and homophobia present in all their lives. A rallying cry from acclaimed directing duo Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova (CAT IN THE WALL; UNCLE TONY, THREE FOOLS AND THE SECRET SERVICE), this explosive drama took its inspiration from Kazakova’s own family of strong women. Official Selection, 2021 Cannes, Sarajevo, Karlovy Vary and Warsaw film festivals, Cork IFF, AFI.

All films at CEFF are presented in their original language with English subtitles.

Globe Cinema: Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 pm (Cinema 2) 

Calgary Bulgarian Society
Calgary Bulgarian Society
Calgary Bulgarian Society

Presented by the Calgary Bulgarian Society, Bulgarian Cultural Club of Canada and Nashency Bulgarian Folklore Centre

Calgary Bulgarian Society

With Community Support from Calgary Cinematheque Society