Growing up on a deserted farm a precocious boy spends his days contemplating the ironies of his austere life with his father. Lost in despair and frustration his father has no time for affection and the two hardly ever speak. One day a mysterious woman visits the farm and the men’s estrangement spirals into a rivalry for mother’s love. Her transient passing makes them realize something about themselves.

Director's Biography

She grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria, in the wild time of perestroika. In her teens she studied sculpture and synchronized swimming. Her later passion for photography led her traveling around the world and to filmmaking. She graduated in Film from the London College of Printing. Since graduating she has worked as an assistant director for Michael Radford, Simon McBurney, and Roy Anderson. Ralitza’s films have receiveddifferent awards and have screened at many international festivals, amongst them Berlin, Cannes, Telluride, and London. At present, she is completing a master in Directing at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, UK.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ralitza Petrova

Written by: Ralitza Petrova

Produced by: Paul Zabihi, Zara Balfour

Cinematography: Nemone Mercer

Cast: Nathaniel Gleed (boy), Glenn Conroy (father)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2007