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SLAVA / Glory

SLAVA / Glory

When Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of lev on the train tracks, he decides to turn the entire amount over to the police. Grateful, the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, the head of Public Relations for the Ministry of Transport, loses his old watch. Here starts Tsanko’s desperate struggle to get back not only his old watch, but also his dignity.

Sometimes a simple premise leads to deep results. Such is the case with Glory […] which plays like a parable that keeps expanding its themes. Solitary railway worker Tsanko discovers a pile of cash in the middle of the tracks and, good Samaritan that he is, calls the authorities. From that straightforward opening, Glory borrows a page from the Frank Capra playbook of working class men thrust into the limelight and disoriented by forces beyond their control. (Eric Kohn, Indiewire)

KRISTINA GROZEVA, born in 1976, and PETAR VALCHANOV, born in 1982, graduated from the NATFA – National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Their fiction feature debut, The Lesson, was awarded at numerous international festivals, such as the San Sebastián International Film Festival, the Warsaw Film Festival, and the Göteborg International Film Festival. Glory is their latest collaborative film. // Films (selection): Skok (Jump, 2012, short), Reki bez mostove (Bridgeless Rivers, 2013, doc), Urok (The Lesson, 2014; CE’15), Slava (Glory, 2016)

European Panorama Fiction 2017

KRISTINA GROZEVA, PETAR VALCHANOV

Bulgaria / Greece 2016
DCP / color
101 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Krum Rodriguez
Editing
Petar Valchanov
Sound
Ivan Andreev
Music
Hristo Namliev
Cast
Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva
Producers
Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov (Abraxas Film, BG), Graal Films (GR)

Trailer

Production

Abraxas Film
Zaharna fabrika 21B
1345 Sofia, Bulgaria
abraxasfilm@abv.bg
www.abraxasfilm.com
World Sales

Wide
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Verleih in Österreich / Austrian Distribution
Filmladen
Mariahilfer Straße 58/7
1070 Vienna, Austria
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere
Austrian Premiere