Script: Jivko Darakchiev, Perrine Gamot
Photography: Abel Kavanagh
Editing: Jivko Darakchiev, Perrine Gamot
Sound: JR Skola, Thomas Rouviallain
Music: Pavlina Raikova
Actors, social actors: Raina Philipova, Mircho Mirchev, Nadezhda Darakchieva
Color: Colour
Language: Bulgarian

Lecedra is a small village in Bulgaria. It is also the director’ home, to which he returns after a long absence, camera in hand. A documentary about the impossibility of being an impartial observer in a place to which one is bound by emotions. Into the sometimes highly descriptive observations, there suddenly intrudes the director’s emotionally animated commentary.

A small, snow-shrouded village in a post-communist country. The Eisenstein-like conflict between the old and the new (relicts of totalitarianism contrast with the achievements of capitalism) takes on sleepy contours in the wintry timelessness, far from the budding spring.

Photo Gallery

Le Fresnoy
Jivko Darakchiev
22 rue du Fresnoy, BP 80179 Tourcoing, 59202 France
+(33) 647794789
Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Between the Seas
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory