COMPETITION

Nadejda Koseva

Bulgarie

Synopsis

Irina lives in near-destitution, working as a dishwasher in a restaurant where she is reduced to stealing scraps of leftover meat to feed her layabout husband, their young son, and her sister. When she loses this job, circumstances at home steadily get worse. In a moment of desperation, Irina finds she cannot even succeed at selling her body – at least, not in the usual way. When an internet search leads her to a potential cash cow, she makes a decision that previously seemed unthinkable. Shooting primarily in enclosed spaces so that her film’s explosive dramatic moments echo the claustrophobia that accompanies a life that offers few choices, director Nadejda Koseva finds immense strength in Irina’s personal sacrifice.

Country

Bulgaria

Year

2018

Length

96 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

Bulgarian

Fiche technique

Director : Nadejda Koseva

Producer : Stefan Kitanov

Screenwriter : Svetoslav Ovcharov, Kohan Vuletic, Nadejda Koseva

Cinematographer : Kiril Prodanov

Editor : Nina Taparmakova

Art Director : Ivelina Mineva

Sound : Momchil Bozhkov

Music / Musique: Petar Dundakov

Interprétation

Martina Apostolova, Hristo Ushev, Kasiel Noah Asher, Irini Jambonas, Alexander Kossev, Krassimir Dokov

Contact

Production Company : Art Fest, Front Film

International Sales : Alpha Violet