World War I is coming to its end. Prisoners of war are coming into the town with Serb Ivo among them. During one of his escapes from the camp, he finds himself in a private garden. There he meets Lisa, the wife of the town-major – a severe and heartless colonel. She is sad, lonely and her meeting with the Serb develops into a deep mutual love. Their meetings become more frequent. But the lovers are doomed. The war prisoners are moved away and as Ivo comes to bid her farewell, he is shot to death. —IMDb
Vulo Radev (Bulgarian: Въло Радев) (1 January 1923 – 28 March 2001) was a Bulgarian film director.
Radev was born in Lesidren. His famous works include Osadeni Dushi (Doomed Souls), Kradetzat Na Praskovi (The Peach Thief), and Chernite Angeli (The Black Angels).
In 1981 he directed Adaptatziya, a film addressing issues of insanity. —Wikipedia
From Eastern Europe comes a work of great beauty set during the last days of the First World War; the story of a clandestine and improbable love affair between a Serbian POW and the wife of the town commandant which you suspect right from the very start is going to end tragically. The direction of Radev is poetic and stately with resplendent photography and enchanting music throughout. All in all, a peach of a film..
Великолепен филм, от една страна, която е било пренебрегнато... Superb film from a country whose cinema has been terribly neglected.
Nevena Kokanova is brilliant - so delicate, so profound, so melancholic... A true icon.