Glory

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12+
2017, Bulgaria-Greece
101 min., col., 1:2.35, language — Bulgarian

Directors Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Scriptwriters Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Decho Taralezhkov
DoP Krum Rodriguez
Costumes Kristina Tomova
Music Hristo Namliev
Editing Petar Valchanov
Cast Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva
Producers Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Production Abraxas Film, Graal Films
World Sales WIDE


Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the entire amount over to the police, and the state rewards him with a new wristwatch, but soon the new watch stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov’s old watch. And here starts his desperate struggle to get his old watch back, as well as his dignity.

Don Quixote Award — Special mention at Locarno-2016, main prizes at Edinburgh, Gijon, Kolkatta, Varna, Minsk, Sofia, Boulder and around 20 other prizes and awards


KRISTINA GROZEVA
Director. Graduated in Film Directing form the NATFA in 2005. received numerous award for her short films, among them Best Fiction Debut at the Bulgarian Film Academy Awards 2008 for «Birds of Heaven».

PETAR VALCHANOV
Director. Graduated in Film and TV Directing form the NATFA in 2002. His short films participated in Karlovy Vary (2001, student program), Tampere, Tel-Aviv. He won at Wiesbaden, Bucharest, Sofia and others.

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov started working together in the beginning of 2010-s. They made a number of shorts and docs. Their feature film debut «Lesson» won the Kutxa Award at San Sebastian. It was also awarded by Best film prize at Varna, Minsk, Warsaw and Sofia, won other prizes at Goteborg, Thessaloniki, Tokyo, Cluj and others.

AUGUST 26, SATURDAY

Chekhov Center
  • 15:00Glory (Bulgaria), Dir. by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, 101', 12+, Q&A

AUGUST 27, SUNDAY

Oktyabr Cinema
  • 14:00Glory (Bulgaria), Dir. by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, 101', 12+, repetition. Q&A.