- Section: Lux Film Prize
- Bulgaria, Greece
- 2014 / 105 min.
- Director: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
- Cast: Ivan Barnev, Margita Gosheva, Stefan Denolyubov
- Bulgarian version with Czech subtitles
Contact: Film Europe
An entrancing and powerful minimalistic social drama featuring a marvelous performance by Margita Goševa.
Nadežda, an English teacher in a Bulgarian town, decides to teach a lesson to a young thief from her class. What at first appears to be an affair of little consequence takes on new importance when Nadežda, herself crushed by unfortunate circumstances, lands in trouble because of debts. Will she succeed in staying the right course? This Bulgarian social drama spotlighting the system’s unrelenting pressure with the same intensity as films by the Dardenne brothers, has been awarded numerous awards at film festivals including one for best film at the festival in Sofia.
Awards: Angers European First Film Festival 2015: Best Actress. FF Golden Rose, Varna: Special award of Varna. IFF Göteborg 2015: International Debut Award. IFF San Sebastián 2014: Best new director, IFF Sofia 2015: Audience award; Best Bulgarian feature film, best film. And others…