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    Skok

    Directed by

    Bulgaria

    2012

    30 min

    • Bulgarian

    Comedy, Drama

    From the director of THE LESSON presented at Sofia Meetings

    The old bachelor Gosho receives an offer from his rich cousin Joro to take care of Joro's luxurious penthouse while the latter is abroad. For the poor relative, still living with his mother and grand-father, this is the perfect opportunity to have some peace and quiet in luxury and richness. But as early as his second day in the apartment, the water meter reader arrives, performing her monthly inspection. Her visit turns out to be much more than just a simple water meter reading, but the most deceitful, most passionate, the funniest and the saddest love in the world.

    Awards

    • European Film Awards nomination - Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

    Credits

    Cast
    Stefan Denolyubov
    Todor Tanchev
    Ani Vulchanova
    Screenplay
    Kristina Grozeva
    Petar Valchanov
    Cinematography
    Mihail Boevski
    Editing
    Petar Valchanov
    Music
    Hristo Namliev
    Production
    PETAR VALCHANOV
    Kristina Grozeva

    Kristina Grozeva

    Bulgaria

    Routine is the greatest enemy of any creative process. It is essential to... preserve that grain of truth that has given birth to the desire to tell it.

    Kristina Grozeva was born in 1976 in Sofia. She graduated from Sofia University and started work as a TV journalist. In 2005 she completed the speciality of film and TV directing at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in the class of Georgi Dyulgerov. Her short films have won several awards at international student film festivals. She won the "Jameson" award for best Bulgarian short film for FAMILY THERAPY at Sofia International Film Festival (SIFF), 2008. Since then, she has been working in tandem with her husband, film director Peter Valchanov: PARABLE OF LIFE – documentary (2009), EMERGENCY LANDING(2010 ), JUMP (2012). THE LESSON (2014) is their debut feature film, of which Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov are script writers and producers. The world premiere of the film was held at the Toronto Film Festival within the Contemporary World Cinema program. The awards won by the film at the festivals in San Sebastian, Warsaw, Tokyo, Thessaloniki, Angers and Gothenburg turned it into the most awarded film of the new Bulgarian cinema. GLORY(2016) co-director Petar Valchanov is awarded Special Mention of the International film societies at Locarno International Film Festival 2016.

    Selected Filmography

    Petar Valchanov

    Petar Valchanov

    Bulgaria

    Born in Bulgaria in 1982, Petar Valchanov graduates in film and TV directing at the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) in Sofia. He directs numerous short films including SHOCK (2001), RESSURECTION (2004), CAPTURED (2005) and FAMILY THERAPY (2008), which he co-writes with Kristina Grozeva and which is awarded, among others, the Jameson Award for Best Bulgarian short film at the Sofia Film Fest. GLORY(2016) is awarded Special Mention of the International film societies at Locarno International Film Festival 2016.

    Selected Filmography