Archive of films Women Do Cry / Women Do Cry

Bulgaria / France
2021, 104 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2021

Several women are together confronted with hardship and trauma which typically stem from the way they are treated by men and, in turn, by the whole of society. This undeniably feminist work vigorously refutes the objectification of women and affords a powerful voice to their anger and frustration, giving rise to one of the most political and most pressing films of this year’s Un Certain Regard.


Synopsis

Several women from one family are confronted with hardship and trauma which typically stem from the way they are treated by men and, in turn, by the whole of society. Whether it’s a case of having to deal with the stigma of HIV or suicidal thoughts on maternity leave, Vesela Kazakova, together with Mina Mileva and the entire collective, offers an explosive drama as a searing indictment of patriarchal values and their impact on the lives of women in contemporary Bulgaria. This undeniably feminist work vigorously refutes the objectification of women and gives a powerful voice to their anger and frustration. As the directing duo’s second joint feature project, Women Do Cry was one of the most political and most pressing films in this year’s Un Certain Regard section, where it was screened in its world premiere.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Mina Mileva (Sofia) and Vesela Kazakova (Sofia). Joint filmography: Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service (Chicho Toni, Trimata glupatsi i DS, 2014, doc.), The Beast Is Still Alive (Zvyarat e oshte zhiv, 2016, doc.), Cat in the Wall (2019), Women Do Cry (2021).

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About the film

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Section: Horizons
   
Director: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Screenplay: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova, Bilyana Kazakova
Dir. of Photography: Dimitar Kostov
Music: Andy Cowton
Editor: Donka Ivanova, Yann Dedet
Art Director: Yuliya Kunova
Producer: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Production: Activist 38
Coproduction: Ici et La Production, Arte France
Cast: Maria Bakalova, Ralitsa Stoyanova
Sales: mk2 Films
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