Bear to Play

©Kristina Angelova/Flying Nomads


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  • event type:WOMEX 23 Film Library
  • date:26 Oct 2023 - 28 Oct 2023
  • time:11:00 - 17:00
  • city/area:A Coruña, Galicia
  • venue:Film Library (Palexco)
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Original title: Мечка да играе
Directed by Kristina Angelova
Duration 9’ | Without speech

The traditional Pesponedelnik festival of the masquerade games takes place every March in the Rhodope mountains of Bulgaria. To the sound of hundreds of bells, men with kukeri masks walk around the village of Shiroka Laka, performing ancient rituals that symbolise the awakening of nature and banishing evil. The festival is a continuation of local traditions in the village, which have been performed since time immemorial.

Kristina Angelova is a graduate photographer and videographer with a passion for the visual and musical arts. Her passion in the creative field has led her to share stories that inspire people and talk about different aspects of life. Kristina is also a musician playing daf – a Middle Eastern frame drum.

Production Country, Year Bulgaria, 2023
Producer Kristina Angelova
Director of Photography Kristina Angelova
Sound Velko Georgiev Orchestra
Editor Kristina Angelova