26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Apple and the Tree
The Apple and the Tree
The Apple and the Tree

The Apple and the Tree

director: Anastassya Angelova
original title: The Apple and the Tree
country: Czech Republic
year: 2020
running time: 13 min.


The exploration of the topic of womanhood starts of by the inquiry into the notion of the position of women in the familial structure in Bulgaria. The filmmaker delves into her mother’s upbringing, as well as her later professional career to seek out answers about their own mutual relationship informed by socio-cultural conventions.


Anastassya Angelova (1998) was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, to Bulgarian expatriates. After finishing high school, she went on to study film at King’s Colleage in London. After graduating, she moved to Prague to study at FAMU.

more about film

director: Anastassya Angelova
photography: Grainne Galvin
editing: Rodrigo Pedro
sound: Nicolas Atcheson
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
Kudy z nudy