An old man gets an egg, boils it, and puts it in his mouth. Meanwhile, the commentary, the voice of an old man, describes the characteristics of the egg and explains how to cook and eat it. ‘The Egg’ is in black and white, with tightly composed shots in which the egg is sometimes only barely identifiable. When the voice says ‘Wait a few minutes for the egg to cook,’ the film of the egg being boiled in water is sped up. ‘The Egg’ is based on ‘To Prepare a Hard Boiled Egg,’ a monologue by the absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco.
Ekaterina Deneva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduated Bulgarian Philology and currently studying at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts - BA in Film and TV Directing. Both of her works in the Academy have been selected for various festivals around the world as well as the Jameson Short Film Award at the Sofia Film Festival (2008 selection ‘Third Floor’ and 2009 selection ‘The Egg’).
2008, 4', color, video
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts