Friends of the National Library/Reel McCoy Film Screening

Friends of the National Library/Reel McCoy Film Screening

(Bulgaria 1972) 100 min. 16 mm


Director: Metodi Andonov
Cast: Katya Paskaleva, Anton Gorchev, Milen Penev


In 18th century Bulgaria four thugs break into the home of the poor shepherd Karaivan, where they rape and kill his wife, in front of both him and his young daughter Maria. Devastated, Karaivan burns down his old house and moves to a rough hut high in the hills, where he dresses   Maria as a boy and trains her to fight from this point on, her entire life will be given over to exacting revenge. But as a young woman, she falls in love with another young shepherd, and no longer shares her father's obsession. This movie is generally regarded as the classic of Bulgarian cinema.


Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Cost: Free, but you must be a member of the Friends of the National Library or the Reel McCoy Film Society. Membership cards must be shown at the door.

Bookings not required.