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Matriarchy (1977)

Matriarhat (original title)
The film belongs to the 'migration cycle' in the Bulgarian cinema. It is about the drama of a group of women who have been left alone in their 'female kingdom' - a village deserted by its entire men folk.

Director:

Lyudmil Kirkov

Writer:

Georgi Mishev (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nevena Kokanova Nevena Kokanova ... Ganeta
Katya Paskaleva Katya Paskaleva ... Tana
Katya Chukova Katya Chukova ... Shtipana Bona (as K. Chukova)
Milka Tuykova Milka Tuykova ... Baba Yordanka
Emilia Radeva Emilia Radeva ... Zhela
Georgi Georgiev-Getz ... Milor
Georgi Rusev Georgi Rusev ... Boychev
Georgi Kishkilov Georgi Kishkilov ... Bozhidar
Pavel Popandov Pavel Popandov ... Kosta Pavlov
Yevstati Stratev Yevstati Stratev ... Revizorat
Velko Kynev Velko Kynev ... Stoycho
Ivan Dzhambazov Ivan Dzhambazov ... Petko Petkov
Ivan Obretenov Ivan Obretenov ... Bay Georgi Gospodinov
Ivan Gaydardzhiev Ivan Gaydardzhiev ... Veterinarniyat lekar
Svetoslav Peev Svetoslav Peev ... Petar
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Storyline

The action took place in a Bulgarian village, inhabited mostly by women. Bereft of means for living, their husbands work in the town and are rare to show up. The women work, have fun and enjoy a wonderful sense of solidarity. The women's everyday life is not easy: they work in the fields, keep the houses going, they are lonely. They help each other, at times, quarrel, and dream along with the funny events that occur. However, it turns out that each of these women has own personal drama. Old Yordana, whose son is professor, has chosen to await death alone. Ganeta's husband wants her to seduce an auditor in the hope that the embezzlement for which he is eventually imprisoned will not be detected. Some time later she commits adultery against her will and suffers under the burden of her 'sin', which gets known in the village. Stipana, for her part, finds her only solace in the brandy she distils at home. And Zhela, just like Yordana, faces a lonely old age. Tana despises her husband for ... Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Bulgaria

Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

25 March 1977 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Matriarchat See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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