Indian Summer (1973 film)

Indian Summer (Bulgarian: Сиромашко Лято / Siromashko Lyato) is a 1973 Bulgarian comedy-drama film directed by Milen Nikolov and written by Mormarevi Brothers. The film stars Georgi Partsalev, Tatyana Lolova, Ivan Kondov, Itzhak Fintzi and Leda Taseva. The movie was distributed in the U.S. by Analysis Film Releasing Corp.

Сиромашко Лято
(Indian Summer)
Directed byMilen Nikolov
Written byMormarevi Brothers
StarringGeorgi Partsalev
Tatyana Lolova
Ivan Kondov
Itzhak Fintzi
Leda Taseva
Music byBoris Karadimchev
CinematographyRumen Georgiev
Distributed byAnalysis Film Releasing Corporation (U.S.)
Release date
  • 1973 (1973)
Running time
79 minutes


The day that the financial clerk Metodi Rashkov retires finally arrives. He is a shy and quiet man and he accepts all tasks given to him by his son and daughter-in-law without argument. With time, he becomes a housekeeper; he shops, cooks and looks after his grandson. In order to save face in front of his friends he lies to them and becomes embroiled in a variety of uncomfortable situations. The "expolsion" is imminent. Rashkov leaves his home. Soon the freedom which he wanted becomes boring for him. The abandoned family begins to miss the grandfather. Eventually everyone acknowledges their mistakes and make amends. The birth of a second grandson is the event which brings everyone under the same roof again.[1]


Character Actor Role
Metodi Rashkov Georgi Partsalev the grandfather just retired on a pension
Neychev Ivan Kondov Rashkov's friend, retired too
Toteva Tatyana Lolova a social figure
Tsvetarski Itzhak Fintzi Toteva's suitor
Radka Leda Taseva Rashkov's neighbour, retired too
Milen Penev Rashkov's son
Emilia Dragostinova Rashkov's daughter-in-law
Tedi Kircho Petrov Rashkov's grandson
Dobrev Evstati Stratev police inspector


A reported 947,814 admissions were recorded for the film in cinemas throughout Bulgaria.[2]

The film was subsumed among the 50 golden Bulgarian films in the book by the journalist Pencho Kovachev. The book was published in 2008 by "Zahariy Stoyanov" publishing house.


  1. ^ G. Djulgerov, Summary of Indian Summer
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 1, 2009. Retrieved February 14, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Reported Audience


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