An accidental summer rainstorm rages through the balconies of a residential building to release the accumulated internal tension in a group of alienated neighbours and to turn their relationship around.

Balconada is a film about the relationship between internal and external tension, atmospheric and mental pressure. A hot summer day, like any other hot day. The time feels almost stretchable. Nine different characters are positioned on small balconies facing the same backyard. Everyone is dealing with typical, personal things and the balcony becomes a theatre stage for all these personal activities. The swimmer wants to swim, the teenager to dance, the florist to share his unshared love, the elderly actress to be young and performing again, the senior to observe his pet pigeons, the athlete to keep his muscles, the housewife to do the laundry and the little child to play. A thunderstorm, looming on the horizon will unleash the aspirations and excitement of the neighbours, release them from their inner fears and make them feel closer and more intimate with each other.


Vessela Dantcheva

Iva Tokmakchieva

Kamelia Tavitian

Iva Tokmakchieva

Country of production


Target audience

adults, young adults

Animation Technique


Production company

Compote Collective
Creative Europe media programme

CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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