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Stanka is sewing clothes all day while her father spends his time drinking beer and playing chess with friends. When the night comes, she wakes up on her working desk only to find that her father isn't home.

When he comes back the next morning, she is angry with him, because he has bruises all over his face. They have an argument and moments later her father passes away. The doctor says that funerals aren't cheap and Stanka turns to the institutions for help. The municipality refuses to help her, as well as the social services. Having nothing left to do with the dead body, she wraps it up in one of the white sheets that she's sewing and drags it next to a trash can on the street.

The next morning Stanka is sewing clothes as usual when someone knocks on the door. As she stops sewing, the knocking becomes stronger and stronger.

English subtitle: 
Information for the Audience: 

When her father dies, Stanka, a poor seamstress, turns to the institutions for financial support. As they refuse to help her, she comes up with a thrilling plan to deal with the situation.

Based on the short story by Maria Stankova.

Screenings / Awards: 
The Nonconformist Alternative
September 28, 2017
Golden Rose Film Festival
October 2, 2017
Trieste Film Festival
January 26, 2018 
Italian premiere
Information for theatres: 

Film type: Short, Student

Runtime: 13 minutes 44 seconds

Completition date: September 29, 2017

Country of origin: Bulgaria

Country of filming: Bulgaria

Film language: Bulgarian

Shooting format: Digital

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Film color: Color

First-time filmmaker: Yes

Student project: Yes

Directed by: 
Martin Dangov
Writing credits: 
Maria Stankova
Miroslava Gogovska Ivan Terziev
Produced by: 
Elena Mosholova
Music by: 
Joana Petrova
Cinematography by: 
Preslav Belev
Film Editing by: 
Ivaylo Penchev Stoyan Velinov
Casting by: 
Martin Dangov
Art Direction by: 
Nevena Georgieva
Set Decoration by: 
Nevena Georgieva
Costume Design by: 
Nevena Georgieva
Makeup Department: 
Marina Boshnakova
Other crew: 
Simona Georgieva - Assistant director
Release Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
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