The Isle

Tsvetana's (57) daily routine consists of her work as a teacher of art history and caring for her mother Penka (80) who was also once a teacher and now suffers from dementia. As summer comes to an end and winter approaches, their mutual dependence on one another begins to change: Penka gradually breaks away from her daughter, even if this happens almost imperceptible. The daughter continues running the household as usual, seemingly not aware of her mother silently bidding farewell. “Ostrovcheto” is a film about the humility and the dignity of the human soul – that is: about love.
Script: Polina Gumiela
Camera: Polina Gumiela
Producer: Polina Gumiela
Music: Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guébrou, `Mother ́s Love ́, 1963 Éthiopiques Volume 21: Ethiopia Song, 2006 Buda Musique, France
Editing: , Polina Gumiela
DirectorRegie: Polina Gumiela
GenreGattung: documentary
Production CountryProduktionsland: Germany
Production CompanyProduktionsfirma: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
ProductionProduktion: 2016
Recording FormatDrehformat: HDV
Screening FormatVorführformat: 16:9
Frame RateBildgeschwindigkeit: 25 fps
Aspect RatioSeitenverhältnis: 16:9
Sound FormatTonformat: 5.1
LanguageSprache: Bulgarian with english subtitles
FassungFassung: OmU
Running TimeLaufzeit: 69