Bulgaria, 2016, 101 min, feature, color
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.
“We are interested in these social themes; themes about the relationship between people. We like to make human films, for human beings, that show how these human beings exist in the reality; whether a political or maybe another other reality, a social reality, focusing on how they are dealing with all these things which happened to them.
The Lesson is the first film of three, Slava is the second one. The inspiration came from a newspaper titles. That’s the base of this; there is a social element that is built in both stories, and there will be in the third one.“
Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov for FourThreeFilm.com
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