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)

Director's Biography
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
color
101 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Decho Taralezhkov
Cinematography Krum Rodriguez
Editing Petar Valchanov
Sound/Sounddesign Ivan Andreev
Music Hristo Namliev
With Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva
Producer(s) Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov (Abraxas Film, BG), Graal Films (GR)
Production
Abraxas Film Zaharna fabrika 21B 1345 Sofia Bulgaria abraxasfilm@abv.bg www.abraxasfilm.com
Austrian Premiere
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