The Lesson (Urok) | Kristina Groszeva, Petar Valchanov | 4 September | 8.30pm | 2015 | Bulgaria, Greece | 1hr 51 min | 15 | Bulgarian with English subtitles |
The Lesson (Urok) | Kristina Groszeva, Petar Valchanov | 4 September | 8.30pm | 2015 | Bulgaria, Greece | 1hr 51 min | 15 | Bulgarian with English subtitles | BBFC info
In The Lesson, school teacher Nadezhda (Margita Gosheva) struggles against the odds to keep her home, her family and her integrity intact. An act of theft in her classroom is just the beginning of an escalating series of challenges, as Nadezhda faces financial precarity at home that sees her seek ever more risky solutions. The ethical questions that The Lesson poses are realised with a deft naturalism of performance and rhythm that draws you in and holds you throughout.
“Writer/directors Grozeva and Valchanov keep the pace swift and the tension high in this utterly absorbing and thought-provoking drama.” – Screen Machine team
This screening is part of Films We Love:
Between August and October we’re bringing six different foreign language films to six different locations. We’ve listened closely to many of you who told us you’d to see a broader range of films. Each film has been chosen specially by six members of the Screen Machine team.
These are an outstanding selection of international titles spanning decades, a variety of genres and innovative filmmaking styles.
We’ve delved deep into our fondest memories of cinema-going to choose films that inspire, challenge and entertain. These are films we love – we hope you’ll love them too.
All of the titles screened in September are part of Scalarama. For more info visit: scalarama.com