Drama - Completed 2012

„July” is about 3 women of a generation that lost its hopes in the post-Communist years. In a distant village on the sea coast, they try to escape the arrogance of modern society. The idyll is soon destroyed. Crime, violence and corruption reach the three women even in this far, deserted place.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Road movie, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kiril STANKOV
    • Writer(s)
    • Kiril STANKOV
    • Producer(s)
    • Galina TONEVA (Gala Film ltd.), Kiril KIRILOV (Gala Film.ltd)
    • Synopsis
    • Dana and Dju are old high-school friends. They didn’t see each other for decade. The two women decide to head to the sea – only to discover their favorite wild places being transformed into hotel complexes. They head to the northernmost village up the Black Sea Coast. On the road they meet Dju’s friend Lilly and she joins them.
      The idyll is soon destroyed - the local policeman asks them to leave their camp and hide in a cave on the coast, and the local tugs are harassing them. Conflicts and secrets from the pasts throw shadow over their revived friendship.
      They celebrate 'July Morning' – a custom of waiting for the sunrise at the seaside. They discover Natasha - Ukrainian, shot in the shoulder - she ran away from white slave traffickers. The women’s attempt to seek help form the locals is futile.
      The traffickers ambush Lilly while she drives Natasha to the near hospital, beat and threaten her. They kidnap Natasha. The women’s camp is destroyed.
      In the night the women manage to capture the drunken traffickers in their own villa. The desire for revenge is total – the women start demolishing everything they can and finally they set the furniture on fire. Terrified, the men confess where Natasha is.
      The four women drive away from the burning house. In the dark they get lost and instead driving to Varna town they find themselves approaching the Romanian border. They have to decide quickly what their next move will be.
    • Partners & financing
    • Media Plus Program for Development
      MG Pro Films Bulgaria
      Bulgarian National Film Center /in place/
      Bulgarian National Television /required/
      Percentage of financing currently secured 70 %
      Looking for Co-producer, Pre-sale, Sales agent, Distribution
    • Production schedule
    • Shooting 7 weeks Summer 2011
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2011