19.10.2019 (Saturday)

Cinema House
Str. “Ekzarh Yosif” 37

Puppet-sign language movie based on the H.K. Andersen’s Thumbelina
The movie is suitable for 6+children and adults, deaf and hearing.
Subtitled in English

“To be Thumbelina” is a theatrical movie – a fairy tale combining sign language and puppet theater focusing on the topic of “the different one” and the adventure of searching for “your place under the sun”. The creative team brings together deaf and hearing actors and puppeteers.

A story-teller inhabited by his seven Selves anxiously awaits the Wind of inspiration. When the Wind finally hits, it brings nothing more than an ordinary seed. In an avalanche of doubts, accusations and tumultuous internal conflict, the fragile peace of the Creator is about to fall apart and to put an end of what has not yet been born. But here, in the warm palms, the seed already sprouts and from it a very unusual fairy tale emerges … The fairy tale of Thumbelina.

Director and Screenwriter: Mila Kolarova
Design: Stanislava Krasteva
Composer: Alexander Logozarov
Cameraman, Editing and Post-production: Vladimir Vasilev
Sign Language Consultant: Tanya Dimitrova
Featuring: Rositsa Karadzhova, Katya Yordanova, Manuela Sarkisian, Alex Yordanov, Mitko Yakimov, Lyubomir Zhelev, Veselin Petrov

Production of “Up a Tree Puppet Studio”

Partners: Association of the Deaf in Bulgaria, Association of Parents of Children with Impaired Hearing (ARDUS), Theater 199 “Valentin Stoychev”,Theater “Atelier 313”, Social Center for sports and culture “In The Mood”, Bulgarian National Television

The project was realized with the financial support of the National Culture Fund of Bulgaria.