The Lesson

Bulgaria, Greece, 2014г., 105 min


Kristina Grozeva

In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach them a lesson in right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself?

Warsaw IFF – Competition 1-2 Award
Sofia IFF – Audience award, Best Bulgarian Feature Film, Sofia City of Film Grand Prix
Transilvania IFF – Best Direction award, Best Actress award
2014 San Sebastián IFF – Kutxa award (Best New Directors award
2015 Göteborg IFF – International debut award
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Kristina Grozeva

Kristina Grozeva graduated in Journalism from the University of Sofi a in 2000 and in Film and TV Directing from NATFA in 2005. Petar Valchanov graduated in Film and TV Directing from the NATFA in 2008. They have received numerous awards for their short fi lms at different international film festivals. Together they have directed the documentary PARABLE OF LIFE (2009), the TV feature FORCED LANDING (2010, awarded Best TV fi lm at Golden Rose International Film Festival – Varna, Bulgaria 2010 and Grand Prix for best TV fi lm – Berdyansk fi lm festival, Ukraine 2011).