A Cricket in the Ear

A Cricket in the Ear (Bulgarian: Щурец в ухото / Shturets v uhoto) is a Bulgarian comedy-drama film released in 1976, directed by Georgi K. Stoyanov, starring Pavel Popandov, Stefan Mavrodiev, Itzhak Fintzi, Tatyana Lolova and Petar Slabakov.

Щурец в ухото
EnglishA Cricket in the Ear
Directed byGeorgi K. Stoyanov
Written byNikola Rusev
StarringPavel Popandov
Stefan Mavrodiev
Tatyana Lolova
Itzhak Fintzi
Petar Slabakov
CinematographyIvaylo Trenchev
Music byKiril Donchev
Release date
Running time
95 minutes

A comedy with a spice of drama about two young men who live in the country but decide to move to the big city. All the travel turns into a reason for consideration and giving a new meaning to their past and future life. Do they finally arrive in the big city or come back to their village?


Evtim (Popandov) and Pesho (Mavrodiev), two young men, decided to leave their native village and move to the big city. They bring with them big stuff from the home household goods but also their good intentions and uncertainty. Both of them carry some remorses too. Evtim because of the scandal with his older brother and Pesho because of leaving the home with not a notice to his parents. Standing by the road, amid a heap of luggage, they turned to be a colorful view as hitch-hikers to the passing vehicles. But so, the two friends have an opportunity to meet the variety of life. They see generous sympathy but also the selfishness; they see the exciting waves of the true love but also the repulsive duplicity. This meetings, in its own way, form their realization about the substantial milestones in the path of life.


Production company:

Working title: The Three Whishes [1]

Filmed: 1975; Premiere: 30.April.1976 [1]
The film was released on DVD in 2000s.



A reported 724,444 admissions were recorded for the film in cinemas throughout Bulgaria in the 70s.[2]

There were the following publications:[3]

  • Bulgarian Film Magazine, vol.6, 1975,p. 9 - by I. Ostrikov
  • Bulgarian Film Magazine, vol.8, 1975,p. 14/15 - by A. Svilenov
  • Film News Magazine, vol. 8-1975 - by A. Svilenov
  • New Films Magazine, vol.6-1975,p. 6/9 - by I. Akyov
  • FILM ART magazine, vol. 12,1975,p. 73 - by N. Rusev
  • Cinema Worker Magazine, vol.7-1979,p. 44/45 - by I. Hadzhiev


FBFF Varna'76 (Festival for Bulgarian Featured Films)[3]


  1. ^ a b Bulgarian National Film Archive, Bulgarian Featured Film Encyclopedy 2008, volume three, p. 216
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2015-06-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Reported Audience
  3. ^ a b Bulgarian National Film Archive, Bulgarian Featured Film Encyclopedy 2008, volume three, p. 217


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