Zhaleika

()

Germany / 2016
Narrative / 92 min / Colored

Director:Eliza Petkova
Script: Eliza Petkova
Cinematography: Constanze Schmitt
Producer: Svetoslav Draganov, Tim Oliver Schultz, Cécile Tollu-Polonowski
Production: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH

Lora, a 17 years old girl, has to deal with her father’s death. In the small Bulgarian village where time seems to stand still, her family and the villagers expect her to give herself over to grief. From now on, she must wear black, not listen to any music and observe various mourning rituals. However, Lora wants to keep on enjoying her youth but her desire to live a normal life is disrupted by the judgment of others, who force her to play the role of an orphan.

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