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Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov
Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva

Tsanko Petrov, a reclusive railroad worker, finds millions of dollars (leva) on the train tracks and decides to turn the money over to the police. His efforts are rewarded by the State at a ceremony where Petrov is given a new wristwatch (which promptly stops working), an event promoted by the Ministry of Transport’s PR department in an effort to divert attention from a corruption scandal. But the head of PR, a harried woman undergoing fertility treatments, loses Petrov’s old watch, a family relic. Thus begins Petrov’s struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity. “Sometimes a simple premise leads to deep results. Such is the case with Glory (Slava), Buglarian directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s stirring third feature, which plays like a parable that keeps expanding its themes.” (Eric Kohn, Indiewire) “A sharply executed, superbly performed Bulgarian tragic dramedy where the lives of a cosmopolitan PR woman and lonely railroad worker come together in some highly unfortunate ways.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Cosponsored with the Institute for European Studies.


Ithaca Premiere
DCP color
1 hour 41 minutes
release year/country
2016 Bulgaria