IN THE GREEN ROOM

Bulgaria (2020) 81 min.

Director Borislav Kolev

Kasiel Noa Asher, Krasimira Kuzmanova, Lilia Marvilia and Stefka Yanorova are all talented female actors with different creative and personal biographies. The things they share are the education in the Sofia Theatre Academy and the reputation as established performers in plays, films and TV. The trade has its own rules and their interactions are not an exception — they are riddled with competition, putting their friendship under a continuous strain.

But a fatal attraction commands them to work together one more time. The reason is their love for the legendary Valeri Petrov play “Theatre, My Love”. Playing the roles of actors in it, they play themselves, building together the complicated character of “the Actress” by pieces of their own lives. Emotions flow from the green room to the stage and back. Old wounds open, new fires ignite. The theatre life and the theatre of life become one. The metaphorical world of the play becomes home for the everyday lives of the women, a place where their triumphs and miseries become real.