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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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Director

Binka Zhelyazkova

Production year

1961

Country

BG

Original title

A byakhme mladi

Length

110 min.

Language

Bulgarian

Subtitles

ENG

Format

35mm

Part of

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.

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campaign image Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (Mark Cousins, GB 2019)
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