2022, 1h 57m, Bulgaria
Director: Zornitsa Sophia
Cast: Daria Simeonova, Leon Lucev
Western Canadian Premiere
Elena, an inspired theatre director, loses her ability to have children at the age of
32. Trying therapies and failing to convince her husband Leon, 50, to stay with her
in Bulgaria and to keep trying, Elena develops a successful life-transforming theater
program for orphans. She is invited to do the same in Kenya, where the number of
orphans is massive at the same time, when Leon proposes her to start ‘in vitro’ with
donated egg cells. Elena has to choose between her dream of having a child of her
own and helping thousands of orphans to start dreaming. Finding her own way,
Elena will redefine the word “mother”. Inspired by a true story.
All films at CEFF are presented in their original language with English subtitles.
In-Cinema: Sunday, November 12 at 3:30 PM (Globe Cinema 1)