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Godless (Bezbog)

Directed by Ralitza Petrova

  • Bulgaria, France, Denmark 2016; 103 min
  • Original version: Bulgarian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Pardo d'oro, Best Actress (Irena Ivanova) - FF Locarno
    • Special Jury Prize - Sarajevo FF
    • Golden Puffin for Best Film- Reykjavik IFF
    • FIPRESCI Award - Warsaw FF
    • Best Film, Best Actress (Irena Ivanova) - Stockholm IFF
    • Silver Gateway Award (International Competition) - Mumbai IFF
    • Sauvage Award for Best Fiction Film - L'Europe autour de l'Europe


A nurse traffics the ID cards of demented patients on the black market of identity theft. Driven by easy cash, and an addiction to morphine, she struggles to keep tabs on her emotional void, and a growing fear of punishment.

Director's Statement

My main character, a woman forced to struggle for her survival, is living in a social environment, where abuse and humiliation are legitimate means to power. Godless depicts a world where cruelty and criminality win, where you get away with murder without any consequence, and a possibility for hope can only emerge when all is lost, beyond a godless reality




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