The inhabitants of a small village in a backward area of Macedonia earn their living by sending their men abroad in search of employment. Three young girls, named Elica, Maria and Nikolina ...
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The inhabitants of a small village in a backward area of Macedonia earn their living by sending their men abroad in search of employment. Three young girls, named Elica, Maria and Nikolina live and work as schoolteachers in the village. Each of them try to make sense of their lives, in that situation where it is imposed on them. In the village the greatest problem is the supply of water. Spring water is carried by Marko from the distant mountains Marko is falls in love with the poor girl Kate. The monotonous peasant life is dispelled with the arrival of a group of mining engineers who come to do some research. The one engineer, named Victor is among them and he attracts the schoolteacher Maria's attention. The return of Trandafil, the old man working abroad, Kate's uncle, is a special event in the village's life. The destiny of a great number of the inhabitants depends on the wealth of the uncle returned from America. However there is no place for faith and hope as the uncle returns ...
A curiosity with its elements of Russian and Greek cinema, this Macedonian film is naive but has the novelty of it's unfamiliar setting going for it.
In the distant, poverty stricken village the local official puts in his time raping the none too comely women while the school ladies have contact with visitors, the dream being to obtain wealth overseas. Meanwhile the gamine teacher has an innocent affair with the boy who brings water by donkey. Add in folklorico elements - the procession led by the teacher dressed in tree branches. Finale has the men marching off - to war? Flamboyant acting.
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