The Lesson
The Lesson

The Lesson

Director Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva

Production year 2014

Length 107min.

Country Bulgaria/Greece

SYNOPSIS

Nadezhda warns her students that the school thief is in her sights. She declares that once she catches him his classmates will get their breakfast money back, and she’ll teach him a “good lesson”. On her return home, Nadezhda is surprised by another problem - an officer of the court threatens her with foreclosure. Her husband has missed several loan repayments for the cargo truck he bought intending to repair it and sell it. Now the entire loan has to be paid immediately so Nadezdha borrows money from a loan shark expecting to return it on the sale of the truck. But time flies and the truck is beyond repair. There’s no way to pay back the loan shark, and he starts pressuring Nadezhda. She scrambles for money, but to no avail. The truck, the house, her mother’s golden tooth crowns - nothing is enough. The loan shark threatens to hurt her child if she doesn’t find the cash. Terrified and desperate, Nadezhda robs a bank. She pays back the loan shark. And she finds out who the school robber is. But now has no idea what kind of lesson to teach him.

CAST & CREW

Petar Valchanov
Petar Valchanov

Director

Producer

Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva

Script

Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva

Director of Photography

Krum Rodriguez

Production designer

Vanina Geleva

Sound

Vanina Geleva

Edit

Petar Valchanov

Cast

Margita Gosheva, Ivan Burnev, Ivan Savov, Deya Todorova, Stefan Denolyubov

Production company

Abraxas Film LTD, Zaharna fabrika bl. 21, entr. B, app. 11 Sofia 1345, Bulgaria

Petar Valchanov

Director and editor. Graduated in Film and TV Directing from the NATFA in 2008. He is known for Family Therapy, Jump, and The Lesson.


Filmography

Vazkresenie (2004, short), Uloveni (2005, short), Family Therapy (2008, short), Avariyno katzane (2010, Co-dir.: Kristina Grozeva), Jump (2012, short, Co-dir.: Kristina Grozeva), The Lesson (2014, Co-dir.: Kristina Grozeva).


Kristina Grozeva
Kristina Grozeva

Director

Kristina Grozeva

Kristina Grozeva graduated in Journalism from the University of Sofia in 2000 and in Film and TV Directing from NATFA (Sofia, Bulgaria) in 2005. Later she graduated from NATFA in Film Directing (classes of Georgi Dyulgerov and Svetoslav Ovtcharov). She’s received numerous awards for her short films.


Filmography

Toshka and Toshko (2004, short), Last Shepherd-Girl (2005, short), Game (2006, short), Birds of Heaven (2008, short), Gap (2009, short), Avariyno katzane (2010, Co-dir.: Petar Valchanov), Jump (2012, short, Co-dir.: Petar Valchanov), The Lesson (2014, Co-dir.: Petar Valchanov).

FILMS 2015