“Elbetitsa – mysticism and magic” will introduce viewers to the ancient origin of the Elbetitsa symbol, its function in the development of human civilizations and the place it occupies in Bulgarian traditions and folklore. The deep symbolism of elbetitsa is rooted in human’s relationship with the Sun and reflectively with nature and the Cosmos. Elbetitsa means “House of God” and in the meaning of the symbol we find the wisdom of ancient knowledge about life and continuation of the human race in harmony with natural laws.
Bulgaria, 2022, 25 min., Bulgarian with English subtitles
Script: Boyana Topchiyska
Director: Boyana Topchiyska
DOP: George Gvozdev, Simeon Parashkevov, Stefan Tonev, Petar Raizhekov, Yavor Stefanov
Music: Dimitar Hristov, Georgi Andreev, Konstantin Gerdzhikov – Koceto
Production: Boyana Topchiyska
Boyana Topchiyska was born in 1990. She has graduated cinema and TV directing in New Bulgarian University. She has worked in TV productions in all main bulgarian televisions. Boyana is a director of several short films. In 2022 she realized her first full-length documentary film – “Ekaterina” for Bulgarian national television.