• Slava Doytcheva
  • Bulgaria
  • 2020
  • 15 min

FilmFestival Cottbus



Easter. A young woman returns to her home village from Sofia. At first she hesitates to draw nearer to her family. Then helps her father carry wood. But he doesn't want to come to the city for a return visit; she lives together with a woman.


In close proximity to her protagonist, Slava Doytcheva tells of the complex emotions that adult children have to cope with when they are not accepted by their parents. Of the roller-coaster of emotions between hope for recognition and anger, disappointment and self-hatred. Of the desire to just run away; but where to? An impressively simple and effectively implemented emotional panorama featuring closely observed body language and a carefully choreographed camerawork.