Archive of films Women Do Cry / Women Do Cry
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.
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.
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).
About the film
|Director:||Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova|
|Screenplay:||Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova, Bilyana Kazakova|
|Dir. of Photography:||Dimitar Kostov|
|Editor:||Donka Ivanova, Yann Dedet|
|Art Director:||Yuliya Kunova|
|Producer:||Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova|
|Coproduction:||Ici et La Production, Arte France|
|Cast:||Maria Bakalova, Ralitsa Stoyanova|