Irina

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    Irina

    Directed by

    Bulgaria

    2018

    96 min

    • Bulgarian

    Drama

    Irina is a part-time waitress in a small Bulgarian town. On the very same day when she is fired, her husband gets into a serious accident. Irina’s family is trapped in poverty. To make ends meet, she becomes a surrogate mother. Fights, despair and the seed of life growing in her belly bring on another wave to this rough and wrecked life. Slowly, Irina discovers what it means to love and to forgive.

    Awards

    • Best Debut, Film Award for Outstanding Actress - Filmfest Cottbus
    • Best Actress Award (Martina Apostolova) - Hong Kong IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Martina Apostolova
    Hristo Ushev
    Irini Jambonas
    Kasiel Noah Asher
    Krassimir Dokov
    Screenplay
    Svetoslav Ovcharov
    Bojan Vuletic
    Nadejda Koseva
    Cinematography
    Kiril Prodanov
    Editing
    Nina Altaparmakova
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET
    Production
    SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - ART FEST LTD.

    Press

    Nadejda  Koseva

    Nadejda Koseva

    Bulgaria

    Nadejda Koseva was born on September 19, 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She studied directing at the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts in Sofia from 1996 to 2002. At the same time, she worked on a number of films as production assistant and assistant director. Today she works as a writer, director and producer. Nadejda Koseva’s first feature IRINA was selected for the Warsaw IFF.