Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valtxanov

Bulgary, Greece 105 min min Fiction


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. 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.

*Catalan première


Kristina Gozeva, Petar Valchanov

Kristina Grozeva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and received a degree in Journalism from the University of Sofia.

Petar Valchanov received his degree in Film and Television from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. They co-directed the documentary Parable of Life (2010), the short film Jump (2012) and finally The Lesson (2014), which marks their first fiction film debut.

Filmography: The Lesson (2014), Parable of Life (2010)

Kristina Gozeva, Petar Valchanov

Film information

Original Title: Urok
Director: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valtxanov
Script: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valtxanov
Contact: Good Films
With: Margarita Gosheva, Ivan Burney, Ivanka Bratoeva, Ivan Savov, Deya Todorova, Stevan Denolyubov
Country: Bulgary, Greece
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Length: 105 min min
Language: Bulgarian
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2015