Archive of films Blaga's Lessons / Urotcite na Blaga
Blaga is a seventy-year-old recently widowed former teacher and a woman of firm morals. When telephone scammers con her out of the money that she had saved for her husband’s grave, her moral compass slowly begins to lose its bearings… Stephan Komandarev’s past films have systematically criticized the inauspicious social situation in post-communist Bulgaria, and Blaga’s Lessons is no different. In this evocative drama featuring a masterful performance from Eli Skorcheva as Blaga, Komandarev aims his lens at the lives of today’s senior citizens – a vulnerable group whom politicians so often promise the right to a dignified life… but reality is much different.
About the director
Stephan Komandarev (1966, Sofia). Selected filmography: The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade, 2008), Judgement (Sadilishteto, 2014), Directions (Posoki, 2017), Occupation 1968 (Okupácia 1968, 2018, co-dir., doc.), Blaga’s Lessons (Urotcite na Blaga, 2023).
36 Alkmanos Street, 11528, Athens
Tel: +30 210 600 5260
E-mail: [email protected]
About the film
|Section:||Crystal Globe Competition|
|Screenplay:||Simeon Ventsislavov, Stephan Komandarev|
|Dir. of Photography:||Vesselin Hristov|
|Producer:||Stephan Komandarev, Katya Trichkova|
|Cast:||Eli Skorcheva, Gerasim Georgiev, Rozalia Abgarian, Ivan Barnev, Stefan Denolyubov, Ivaylo Hristov|
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