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Women Do Cry

Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
2021 - Bulgaria - 1h47

Screenings : friday 28 - 9:45 pm - Centre de congrès - Auditoriumrium saturday 29 - 2:15 pm - Grand Théâtre
A wounded stork, a woman in the midst of post-natal depression, a young woman dealing with the stigmata of HIV, a mother looking for magic in the lunar calendar…
Sisters, mothers and daughters face their fragilities and the absurdity of life at a time when violent demonstrations and debates on gender are tearing apart their country, Bulgaria.
Based on a true story.
Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
After a 20-year career in the British animation industry, Mina Mileva set up ACTIVIST38 with Vesela Kazakova, who is also an actress.
Vesela's leading roles have earned her several awards both in Bulgaria and abroad, notably the Silver George Award at the Moscow International Film Festival in 2005 and a selection in the Berlinale Shooting Stars in 2006.
Mina and Vesela have produced and directed documentaries which have been a source of controversy, with Variety saying they were “like an insect bite causing a massive rash on the skin of the Bulgarian cinema elite”.
Despite their international recognition, these films were not broadcast on Bulgarian television for several years. Mina and Vesela have been victims of institutional harassment and have had to undergo several official investigations.
A member of the Bulgarian parliament even called them “the demonic duo”! Their first fiction work, CAT IN THE WALL, was screened in the official competition of the Locarno Film Festival in 2019 and in South by Southwest (SXSW) in the US. It received the FIRPRESCI Prize at the Warsaw Film Festival in 2019, and was selected in 2002 by the European Film Academy. The film was classified as Festival number 1 in the summer of 2019 by Screen International.

Cast : Maria Bakalova, Ralitsa Stoyanova, Katia Kasakova, Bilyana Kasakova, Vesela Kasakova, Iossif Surchadzhiev
Screenplay : Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova, Bilyana Kasakova
Cinematography : Dimitar Kostov
Sound : Jean-Pierre Halbwachs
Editing : Donka Ivanova, Yann Dedet
Music : Andy Cowton

Production : Activist38, Ici et là productions

French distributor : Eurozoom

International sales : MK2