TOGETHER IN THE EU Welcoming events on the occasion of the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the European Union. "MONKEYS IN THE WINTER"

February 1, 2007 - 19:00 - 21:00
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)

(Feature film, 2006, Bulgaria/Germany, in Bulgarian with English subtitles, 111 min.)
Dir.: Milena Andonova

Three interwoven portraits of women in different decades form an emotionally balanced picture of motherhood in Bulgaria in Milena Andonova’s debut Monkeys in Winter. Living in 1961, 1981 and 2001, the protagonists are three very different women who all struggle with what sets them apart from their husbands or lovers: the fact that they can bear children. Monkeys in Winter has a preference for highlighting location and atmosphere over period detail that delicately hints at its more universal overtones, announcing Andonova as an important new talent to watch. Winner, East of the West Competition, Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

Partners: Bulgarian Cultural Institute and Romanian Cultural Institute in Hungary