The Lesson

18 Jan 2017

Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov



111 min

Nadezhda, a conscientious English teacher and translator in a provincial Bulgarian town, endeavours to instil morality into her pupils after a series of thefts in her classroom. As the story unfolds, severe complications in Nadezhda’s neatly organised personal life become evident and she is left with no option but to take a series of drastic measures that put her own principles to the test. Faced with an inflexible bureaucracy, institutional corruption and an
unsupportive husband, Nadezhda’s desperation becomes unbearable as she finds herself struggling to maintain her domestic situation.

New Directors Award – San Sebastian Film Festival 2014