We Were Young
Binka Zhelyazkova / BG, 1961 / 110 min.
Binka Zhelyazkova, the first female director in Bulgarian cinema, caught the eye of the world with We Were Young. Her portrait of a doomed love affair in a teenage resistance group in Nazi-occupied Sofia was partly based on her own experiences.
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Women Make Film
Last year, Eye presented the film programme Women Make Film, an alternative world history of cinema featuring women in the lead role. Women have played an important role from the early days of cinema, as cinematographers, filmmakers and sometimes also producers.