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Archived: Zhaleika (2016)

director: Eliza Petkova

With: Anna Manolova, Snezhina Petrova, Mihail Stoyanov, a.o.

duration: 92 minutes
Explore Zone , Drama, Youth / Coming-Of-Age

Official Selection - Global Cinema
Film Fest Gent - Zhaleika

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)


director: 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 info

dialogue: Bulgarian
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Germany - Bulgaria
year: 2016

Official site


ELIZA PETKOVA: Absent (2014, short), Nabelschnur (2015, short), Abwesend (2015, short), Zhaleika (2016).

Technical Specs

sound: Stereo 5.1
format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35


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