|We Were Young|
|Directed by||Binka Zhelyazkova|
|Produced by||Binka Zhelyazkova|
|Written by||Hristo Ganev|
|Music by||Simeon Pironkov|
|Distributed by||Boyana Film|
We Were Young (Bulgarian: А бяхме млади, A byahme mladi) is a 1961 Bulgarian drama film directed by Binka Zhelyazkova and written by Hristo Ganev. The film is centered on the Bulgarian resistance to Nazism in Sofia during the Second World War.
- Dimitar Buynozov as Dimo
- Rumyana Karabelova as Veska
- Lyudmila Cheshmedzhieva as Tzveta
- Georgi Georgiev-Getz as Mladen
- Emilia Radeva as Nadya
- Anani Yavashev as Slavcho
- Georgi Naumov
- Ivan Trifonov
- Dimitar Panov
- Ivan Bratanov
- Dora Stoyanova
Release and acclaim
The film premiered on 13 March 1961 in Bulgaria. The film premiered in Russia in July 1962 at the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival and won the Golden Prize (1959–1967) for director Binka Zhelyazkova. Zhelyazkova was nominated as director of best picture at the Grand Prix Film Festival in 1961.
A reported 2,303,354 admissions were recorded for the film in cinemas throughout Bulgaria.
- "2nd Moscow International Film Festival (1961)". MIFF. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
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