Come to the screening of Devina Vassileva’s award-winning film ‘FriDgid’
PEACH Magazine is so excited to announce our screening of QM student and PEACH member Devina Vassileva’s award-winning short-film, FriDgid! The screening will be hosted on March 4th at 6.30 pm (GMT) on MS Teams and will be followed by a Q&A session with some of the cast and crew.
Come celebrate this beautiful film with us by signing up for the screening and Q&A now via this form:
FriDgid is a story about a toxic family, about control and freedom, in the heart of every home – the kitchen.
frigid + rigid + fridge = FRIDGID
The refrigerator, always in the frame, is the centrepiece home appliance that serves to conserve in coldness, preventing change. Such is the character of the Father: rigid, fearful and cold, fearing change, thus making him controlling and toxic for his loved ones. This is a story about love and that often when we think we do good, we end up causing damage. In the end, it doesn’t matter. People leave and what is left is bitterness and regret.
FriDgid has recently received international recognition by through multiple awarding bodies, including but not limited to:
Indie Shorts Awards Cannes – Selected
Golden Short Film Festival – Finalist / category ‘Golden Short Film’
ARFF – Amsterdam // International Awards – Audience Award
ISAFF – International Symbolic Art Film Festival / Saint Petersberg – Selected for categories: Best No-Dialogue Film, Best Original Score, Best Short Film
Andrew Atha says about FriDgid:
‘FriDgid is beautiful. Your focus is comfortably restrained to the perspective of an everyday kitchen appliance that sees the best and worst of family life. You squint your eyes to watch for the minutest of details to try and pick apart what’s significant as a jar of chocolate spread or crayon drawing may be as important as the characters ageing before you. In a short film without words, you’re left to make your own conclusions on love, family, grief and shame. It’s a journey of twenty minutes spanning a lifetime and a fresh, enticing watch for anyone.‘
To find out more about Devina and the creative process behind FriDgid, you can read her Creator of the Month interview here.
Director and Writer – Devina Vassileva
DOP – Zlatan Dekov and Boris Dekov, High Noir Studio
Art director – Youliana Najman
Art – Gergana Mladenova
Music – Milen Apostolov
Grip – Nikolay Marinov
Editor – Christian Ivanov
Poster – Kamelia Markovska
Cast (in order of appearance)
Young Father – Denis Hayat Izetov
Mother – Siyana Yankova
Freya age 4 – Daria Zaneva
Freya age 9 – Kalina Vladimirova
Оld Father – Vassil Vassilev
Freya age 16 and older – Devina Vassileva
Freya’s date – Hristo Yordanov
Sponsored by National Culture Fund, Bulgaria (NFK)