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Bulgarian film director Binka Željazkova (1923–2011)

Bulgarian film director Binka Željazkova (1923–2011), © Bălgarskata nacionalna filmotekaenlarge


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Object:Bulgarian film director Binka Željazkova (1923–2011)
Description:Black-and whiteportrait photograph of Binka Željazkova taken in the 1960s/1970s. She has dark hair and is wearing a dark shirt and dark-rimmed glasses.
Comment:Binka Željazkova was the first Bulgarian woman to direct a feature film and one of the few women worldwide to direct feature films in the 1950s. An active member of the anti-fascist youth movement during World War II, she soon became disillusioned with post-war realities, which had little to do with her ideals. Her work often reflected her struggles, and four of her nine films were banned from distribution and reached audiences only after the fall of communism.
Date:Not before 1960
Country:unknown (contemporary)
Bulgaria (historical)
Keywords:540 Commercialized Entertainment > 546 Motion Picture Industry
Copyright:Bălgarskata nacionalna filmoteka
Archive:Bălgarskata nacionalna filmoteka (Collection Fototeka), Inv. No.: Fototeka 10
Editor:Karl Kaser