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The Bulgarian Cultural institute London has the pleasure to invite you to the film screening “Irina”, on the 24-th of April, at 7pm., in the Halls of the Bulgarian embassy in London.
Special guests: Stefan Kitanov – producer, Nadya Koseva – director, Ilyana Doychinova – actress, Martina Apostolova – actress
Colour film, Bulgaria, 2018, 96 min.
Director – Nadejda Koseva
Script – Svetoslav Ovcharov, Bojan Vuletic, Nadejda Koseva
Camera – Kiril Prodanov
Music – Petar Dundakov
Cast – Martina Apostolova, Irini Jambonas, Hristo Ushev, Kasiel Noah Asher, Alexander Kossev, Krassimir Dokov
Producer – Stefan Kitanov
Production – Art Fest
The film is in Bulgarian language, with English subtitles.
Irina is a part-time waitress in a small Bulgarian town. On the very same day when she is fired, her husband gets into a serious accident. Irina’s family is trapped in poverty. To make ends meet, she becomes a surrogate mother. Fights, despair and the seed of life growing in her belly bring on another wave to this rough and wrecked life. Slowly, Irina discovers what it means to love and to forgive.
„Carrying a child and giving birth changes the life of every woman. Mine too. Irina is a very personal and very feminine (but not feminist) story about rediscovering the world bringing new life in it.
Irina is a film about forgiveness. A story that raises moral and ethical questions, but also leads us to a place where their answers become irrelevant. To a place where forgiving is the only way to overcome the despair, pain and anger. The only way to survive.“
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS: Golden Rose ’18 – Best Feature Debut, Best Actress (Martina Apostolova), Award Of the Union Of the Bulgarian Filmmakers Cottbus ’18 – Best Debut Film, Best Actress (Martina Apostolova) Tirana ’18 – Golden Owl for Best Film Warsaw ’18 – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Special Jury Prize for Martina Apostolova.