Women Do Cry

Women Do Cry
Director
Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva
Country
Bulgaria, France
Year
2021
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Bilyana Kazakova, Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva
Cast
Maria Bakalova, Ralitsa Stoyanova, Ekaterina Kazakova, Bilyana Kazakova, Vesela Kazakova
Production
Activist38, Les Films d'Ici

Storyline

A mother stork is shot down from a chimney. A postnatal woman nearly jumps off a balcony. A girl contracts HIV from an adulterous partner. A woman applies make-up to two kittens. A mother looks for magic in the lunar calendar. These events are commonplace for this seemingly normal family, revealing the fine line they live between fragility and absurdity. In the meantime, their country Bulgaria is shaken up by anti-gender and anti-equality protests with an undercurrent of violence. These women are united by a shared trauma, but now they are ready to confront their father’s troubling past. Based on a true story.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2021
Un Certain Regard