Ochite mi sini, rokljata sharena

Blue Eyes and Colorful My Dress | Blau meine Augen, bunt das Kleid
“Do you want us to go somewhere far away with the cat?” – “Far away – where?” – “Well, we can go have some icecream with the cat.”

Full of curiosity and self-confidence, three-year-old Zhana explores her surroundings over the course of several summer days. Making discoveries as she goes and bravely having small adventures, she skips through puddles, gets to know some cats and a dog and freely interprets the games of the older children. Zhana’s own little magic world is on the playgrounds and small peaceful streets and squares of a Bulgarian housing estate where time seems to have stood still. Told intimately through the child's-eye view, this documentary accompanies its bright protagonist through her everyday life and creates a portrait of poetic simplicity.
by Polina Gumiela
with Zhana Henkes
Germany 2020 Bulgarian 55’ Colour World premiere Documentary form recommendation: 5 years and up


  • Zhana Henkes


Written and Directed byPolina Gumiela
CinematographyPolina Gumiela
EditingPolina Gumiela
Sound DesignHannes Marget, Polina Gumiela
SoundPolina Gumiela
Line ProducerAndreas Louis
ProducerPolina Gumiela

Produced by

Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)

World Sales

German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB)

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Polina Gumiela

Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 1981, she is a graduate of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. Ochite mi sini, rokljata sharena (Blue Eyes and Colorful My Dress) is her second feature-length documentary.


2006 Olympia; short film 2009 Camera obscura; short film 2010 Tandem; short film 2014 The Isle; documentary 2020 Ochite mi sini, rokljata sharena (Blue Eyes and Colorful My Dress); documentary

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020