The Town of Badante Women

The Town of Badante Women

Stephan Komandarev, Bulgaria, 2009DigiBeta, Colour, 70'

Varshets, a small old-fashioned SPA town in Bulgaria, has a high unemployment rate. The top breadwinning job in Varshets is not in town. It’s not even in the country! It’s the Italian profession “badante” which is attracting Varshets women in their hundreds. “You make 500 Euro a month, you eat and sleep with the person you are looking after, and you have nothing to spend your money on – you are able to save!”

05 August, Kino në Lum, 20:15

Balkan Documentary Competition

Director: Stephan Komandarev
Producer: Stephan Komandarev
Cinematographer: Anton Bakarski
Editor: Nina Altaparmakova
Sound: Blagomir Alexiev

Director's Biography

Born in 1966 in Sofia, the Bulgarian director, producer and scriptwriter is a member of the Bulgarian Film Directors’ Association. He graduated from the Medical Academy in Sofia (1993) and completed a degree in Film & TV Directing at the New Bulgarian University (1998).

Festivals and Awards:

IDFA – Official Selection Docs for Sale, 2009. Silver Eye Nominee – East Silver 2009


5B, Iantra str., 1124 Sofia Bulgaria

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