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Sezonat na kanarchetata (1993)

Unrated | | Drama | 26 November 1993 (Bulgaria)
Mother (Lily), son (Malín) and stepfather, and a poor relation between the latter two. Lily always refused to tell who was Malín's real father. But Malín gradually uncovered the secret. ... See full summary »

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Evgeni Mihailov (as Eugeny Mihaylov)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paraskeva Djukelova Paraskeva Djukelova ... Young Lily
Plamena Getova Plamena Getova ... Old Lily
Mikhael Dontchev Mikhael Dontchev ... Malin
Petar Popyordanov Petar Popyordanov ... Ivan, Father of Malin
Michail Alexandrov Michail Alexandrov ... Yoyng Malin
Ani Vulchanova Ani Vulchanova ... Margarita
Plamen Sirakov Plamen Sirakov ... Tanasi (as Plamen Serakov)
Veselin Vulkov Veselin Vulkov
Eleftery Elefterov Eleftery Elefterov ... Slavcho
Nevena Kokanova Nevena Kokanova
Ivo Siromahov Ivo Siromahov
Radoslav Blazhev Radoslav Blazhev
Nikolai Urumov Nikolai Urumov ... (as Nickolay Urumov)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pavel Angelov Pavel Angelov
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Mother (Lily), son (Malín) and stepfather, and a poor relation between the latter two. Lily always refused to tell who was Malín's real father. But Malín gradually uncovered the secret. Lily and Ivan were very much in love but never had any opportunity to sleep together. After Ivan was drafted Lily disappeared. She was raped by the son of a communist official and became pregnant. The People's Tribunal decided that the rapist and the raped should marry. To avoid the shame of being an unmarried mother Lily resigned to her fate. But the husband did not even attend the wedding ceremony and feast. After this insult Lily refused to sleep with him. Then he sent her in a concentration camp. She witnessed a prisoner being tortured to death. Later she was confined to a mental hospital. But she made it clear to a young doctor that she would do anything for him if he helped her out. He accepted the deal. But Lily's freedom might not have lasted long if she had posed as the respectable married ... Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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Drama

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Country:

Bulgaria

Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

26 November 1993 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Canary Season See more »

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Boyana Film See more »
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Color
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Official submission of Bulgaria for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 66th Academy Awards in 1994. See more »

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Born and died.
19 July 2000 | by Josef K.-2See all my reviews

A coalition of the mysteries and regrets of life, Canary Season is unblinking and disturbing. This realism is the film's power and it is one of the most powerful (and best) films ever made. Pasolini would have enjoyed. Hardship is redefined. No written amount of praise is enough.


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