The Lesson



St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Mon, Apr 13, 2015 5:10 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Tue, Apr 21, 2015 4:15 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:The Lesson
Program:World Cinema
Women and Film
Women Directors
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Print Source:Film Movement
Director:Kristina Grozeva
Petar Valchanov
Producer:Kristina Grozeva
Magdelena Ilieva
Konstantina Stavrianou
Petar Valchanov
Cinematographer:Krum Rodriguez
Editor:Petar Valchanov
Principal Cast:Margita Gosheva
Ivan Barnev
Ivanka Bratoeva
Screenwriter:Kristina Grozeva
Petar Valchanov
Filmography:Avariyno katzane
Birds of Heaven


Nadezhda is a hard-working elementary school teacher in a small Bulgarian town who is struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on other things, and now the bank is threatening to auction off their home. The agency where she translates legal documents to English for extra cash is going under and unable to pay her, and a thief in her class has stolen the last few dollars out of her purse. With few options left, Nadezhda solicits help from a local loan shark. With the repossession looming, she resorts to measures her former self, untouched by the realities of economic desperation and moral compromise, would have found depraved.