A 17-year-old Bulgarian girl yearns for independence but her small-town elders think otherwise. "Simply on an aesthetic level, the film is a work of art. Petkova embraces the striking scenery that this eastern-European country offers her and uses it to great effect." (The Upcoming)
Creditsdirector: Eliza Petkova
producer: Svetoslav Draganov
screenplay: Eliza Petkova
Editor: Hannes Marget & Eliza Petkova
Cinematography: Constanze Schmitt
sound: Hannes Marget
production company: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
More infodialogue: Bulgarian
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Germany - Bulgaria
ELIZA PETKOVA: Absent (2014, short), Nabelschnur (2015, short), Abwesend (2015, short), Zhaleika (2016).
Technical Specssound: Stereo 5.1