a film by Milko Lazarov
BG/DE/LU // color // 35 mm
On the Bulgarian border with Greece, daughter and father Tariqa (17) and Ali (60) live in a hut near a mountain village. They’re shunned by the people because of rumours that there’s a strange illness in their family.
A border fence is being erected to stop immigrants who the villagers believe carry foreign diseases.
When the villagers find all of their animals dead, they blame Ali and Tariqa whose goats are still alive. Angry and afraid, the villagers slaughter their herd, lynch and kill father and daughter.
The next morning, Tariqa’s only goat left alive awakens the village with her sorrowful bleating.
Milko Lazarov, Simeon Ventsislavov and Ekaterina Churilova
Christos Stergioglou, Ivan Barney, Ivan Savoy
Bulgarian Film Center, MDM, Film Fund Luxembourg, ZDF/ARTE, MEDIA Creative Europe
Veselka Kiryakova, Eike Goreczka, Christoph Kukula, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
42 film, AMOUR FOU Luxembourg