A film about the last days of six women – six political prisoners. Each of them expects the coming execution in her own way. A film about human deeds under extreme circumstances.
Director: Binka Zhelyazkova. AKA The Last Word / Последната дума
Writers: Stefan Tsanev (verse), Binka Zhelyazkova.
Stars: Iana Guirova, Tzvetana Maneva, Aneta Petrovska, Emilia Radeva, Leda Taseva, Dorotea Toncheva, Bella Tsoneva, Nikolai Binev, Itschak Fintzi, Nikola Todev, Elena Mirtchofska, Maria Statulova, Filip Trifonov.
1974 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
What an incredible gem! Thanks a lot Jon!
Is this the full version?
Thank you for your hard work!
It’s probably the longest version that exists today, not sure if the IMDb runtime information is correct but this one is longer than the only other copy that was circulating online.
What a great film to get audiences minds off living in Communist Bulgaria! Note the references to Nazi film divas Marika Roekk and Lida Baarova. Where is this supposed to be?
I guess this is Nazi-occupied Bulgaria. But why do the Men and Boys have long hair?
This completely blew my mind. Thank you. How is it possible that I have never heard of Zhelyazkova before? Am downloading the other movie right now.
I grabbed The Swimming Pool from Uloz, but despite being an MKV file there were no subtitles. It looks great anyway. There’s a copy of We Were Young on there also.
Zhelyazkova is amazing but yeah her work is pretty much unknown everywhere except Bulgaria 🙁
The Swiming Pool has recenty been uploaded on Youtube with subs!
Thank you very much, please more films from her.