Bulgaria |
2023 |
13 мин.

Script: Dimiter Donski
Director: Dimiter Donski
Cinematography: Mihail Novakov, Marin Kafedzjiiski
Music: Peter Parmakov, Joana Robova

Cast: Kalina Gospodinova, Anton Kotas, Emona Ilieva, Anton Dimitrachkov, Vilislava Kirilova, Jori Rumenov, Tigran Torosyan

Production: Garti Films – Yordan Petkov, Victoria Mitreva

Supported by the Sofia Municipality Culture Program, In the Palace ISFF – Lachezar Tsotsorkov Foundation Grant

While trying to evade her father’s attempts to reconnect, ten-year-old Tamara notices that a celebration is in the works in her residential block. A neighbour is to be married, and the groom has come to ‘steal’ her. Sneaking in to the wedding with the groom’s help, Tamara gets a taste of the grown-up world, as well as some wine. Witnessing the groom’s manipulations, she has to decide whether to remain his friend or to steal the bride back from him.

Festivals & Awards: 2023 In the Palace ISFF national competition

Dimitar Donski began his career as a writer and producer on late night comedy TV. After becoming a Fulbright Scholar, he spent several years teaching screenwriting in the United States. He returned to Bulgaria to pursue cinema and stand-up comedy. The Groomsmaid is his first short film.