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Scandalous Stories by Grozeva & Valchanov

Scandalous Stories by Grozeva & Valchanov

Bulgarian filmmakers Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov won the New Directors Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival for their 2014 film THE LESSON and returned two years later with GLORY, starring the same actress, Margita Gosheva. These films are the first two installments in their Newspaper Clippings Trilogy, which feature stories inspired by media sensations that depict the absurdity of life in post-communist Bulgaria. The final installment, TRIUMPH, is currently in development.

Scandalous Stories by Grozeva & Valchanov
  • The Lesson

    In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their you...

  • Glory

    Tsanko Petrov, a railroad linesman, finds millions in cash on the train tracks. After turning all the money over to the police, the state celebrates his good deed with a televised press conference and a shiny new wristwatch that promptly stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of public re...