The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears

  • Feature Fiction Film
  • 103’
drama
  • 2012
  • North Macedonia, Belgium, Germany, Slovenia

This is a story of two very different mothers: one that needs to punish in order to get by and the other that is forced to accept whatever it takes in order to exist. One cannot leave after she finds out the painful truth, the other is caught in the rules and ways she is unable to break and escape from. This is a story of Helena who cannot cry and Ajsun who doesn't have time to cry. The two influ

This is a story of two very different mothers: one that needs to punish in order to get by and the other that is forced to accept whatever it takes in order to exist. One cannot leave after she finds out the painful truth, the other is caught in the rules and ways she is unable to break and escape from. This is a story of Helena who cannot cry and Ajsun who doesn't have time to cry. The two influence over each other's lives in most unexpected ways. The Woman Who Brushed off Her Tears tells a story about the various kinds of imprisonment that we create for ourselves or are forced into. Helena's path is precisely traced, and she is unable to change it. Ajsun just wants to live. Both aspire to be free.

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Writing

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Direction

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Production

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Cinematography

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Editing

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Production design

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Make-up

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Premiere
11.02.2012, Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Alternative title
Man on Asphalt (english) (script title)
Ženska, ki si je otrla solze (slovenian)
Genres
drama
Production countries
North Macedonia, Belgium, Germany, Slovenia
Languages
french, macedonian, turkish
Technical data
Aspect ratio
2,39:1 // 2,35:1
Duration and length
103 minutes / 2825 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
film 35mm
Budget
Budget estimate
2,094,022 EUR

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