Kristina Grozeva

2010 Parable of Life (doc)
2012 Jump (short)
2014 Urok/The Lesson

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 Theater and Film Arts in Sofia. The both of them co-directed the documentary Parable of Life and the short film Jump. The Lessonmarks their fiction feature debut.

Petar Valchanov

2010 Parable of Life (doc)
2012 Jump (short)
2014 Urok/The Lesson

The European Parliament’s LUX Prize

The Lesson / Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

The lesson of forgiveness which a new teacher tries to give the children in her class turns unexpectedly into a life lesson for her. Everyday life is ruthless for Nante, and her financial problems will push her to extremes. The two directors experiment with the notion of the “lesson” on multiple levels, by creating a film in cinéma verité style. They build a simple story, based on a woman full of ideals, and then they present her with dilemmas, forcing her to overcome her moral constraints. With no hint of didacticism, the film gives a lesson of courage and determination against a hostile environment that exploits fear and the need for survival.

Director:Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Script:Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Cinematography:Krum Rodriguez
Editing:Petar Valchanov
Sound:Tsvetelina Tsetkova, Ivan Andreev
Costumes:Kristina Tomova
With:Margita Gosheva, Ivan Burnev, Ivan Savov, Stefan Denolyubov, Ivanka Bratoeva
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Production Design:Vanina Geleva
Producer:Magdalena Ilieva, Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Konstantina Stavrianou, Rena Vougioukalou
Production:Abraxas Film production, Bulgaria
Production Country:Bulgaria-Greece
Co-production:Graal Films (Greece) & Little Wing (Bulgaria)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2014
Awards :
”Kutxa” Award for Best Newcomer Director
(Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov) – San Sebastián IFF 2014
Best Screenplay, Bronze Alexander – Thessaloniki IFF 2014, Greece

Screening Schedule
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:45 | ID:423