The Lesson

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The Lesson

Directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

  • Bulgaria, Greece 2014; 105 min
  • Original version: Bulgarian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Kutxa - New Directors Award - San Sebastián IFF
    • 1-2 Competition Award - Warsaw FF
    • Special Jury & Best Screenplay - Thessaloniki IFF
    • The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award - Göteborg FF
    • Grand Prix, Best Bulgarian Feature Film, FIPRESCI Prize, Audience Award - Sofia IFF
    • Lux Prize Finalist 2015
    • Grand Prix for Best Film - European Co-Production Competition
    • Special Jury Prize - Tokyo IFF
    • Best Film (Eye to Eye) - FF Palić

  • Toronto IFF - Contemporary World Cinema

Synopsis

In a small classroom in a small Bulgarian town, a small child has stolen a small amount of money — which adds yet another big problem to the already troubled life of teacher Nadezhda (Margita Gosheva). Even as she attempts to uncover the identity of the little bandit, she is frantically struggling to deal with the looming foreclosure on her house, and the useless jalopy her unemployed drunk of a husband drained their account to purchase. Nadezhda is an honest, hard-working woman plagued by financial woes. The situation is enough to turn anyone into a thief.

Production

  • ABRAXAS FILM LTD.

     

  • GRAAL FILM

     

  • LITTLE WING

     

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