Women Do Cry
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    Women Do Cry

    Directed by

    • Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova

    Bulgaria, France

    2021

    107 min

    • Bulgarian

    Drama

    A mother stork is shot down from a chimney. A woman suffering from postnatal depression nearly jumps off a balcony. A girl has to deal with the stigma of HIV. A mother looks for magic in the lunar calendar. Fragility and absurdity in this contemporary Bulgarian family are set against the backdrop of violent anti gender-equality protests. Based on a true story.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Mina Mileva
    Vesela KAZAKOVA
    Bilyana KAZAKOVA
    Cinematography
    Lionel KOPP
    Dimitar KOSTOV
    Editing
    Yann DEDET
    Music
    Andy COWTON
    Sales
    MK2 FILMS
    Production
    ACTIVIST38
    Production
    ICI ET LÀ PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    ARTE FRANCE CINEMA
    Mina Mileva

    Mina Mileva

    Bulgaria

    After facing the public prosecutor in Bulgaria over alleged controversy surrounding our first feature documentary “Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service” I’ve realised that cinema with all its magic and impact on the senses could actually create a splash in certain dreamy societies.

    Mina Mileva directed animated shorts and did a lot of commercial work in the British animation industry. In recent years together with Vesela Kazakova they produced and directed political documentaries that stirred national controversy and gained them the nickname “The Demonic Duo”. CAT IN THE WALL (2019) is their first fiction film opening at Locarno’s international competition in 2019 and listed as number one among 11 breakthrough films from summer festivals by Screen International.

    Selected Filmography

    Vesela Kazakova

    Vesela Kazakova

    Bulgaria

    Vesela Kazakova is an actor and producer. She is the only Bulgarian actress with Silver George Award in Moscow and Berlinale Shooting Stars Award. She turned to film producing and directing with Mina Mileva with whom she has set together the production company Activist38. Together, they directed their first feature film CAT IN THE WALL (2019) which was selected in the Concorso Internazionale section at Locarno FF. Her latest work is the film WOMEN DO CRY (2021), selected at IFFMH 2021.

    Selected Filmography