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    Irina

    Irina



    Language: Bulgarian
    Genre: Drama
    Bulgaria, 2018, 96'
    Director: Nadezhda Koseva
    Writers: Svetoslav Ovcharov, Boyan Vuletich, Nadezhda Koseva
    Music: Petar Dundakov
    Cast: Martina Apostolova, Irini Zambonas, Hristo Ushev, Kasiel Noah Asher, Alexander Kossev, Krasimir Dokov
    The full-length debut for actress Martina Apostolova and director Nadezhda Koseva brought them a bunch of festival awards. Now, with a high bar of expectations, this social story about our world, in which while there is someone to pay, there will be someone to fulfill his wishes, is set to premiere in cinemas as well.


    In Pernik live Irina, fiercely determined to survive with their child, and father Sasho, who accepted as his privilege to drink the stolen beer from her and illegally extract coal from a mine forgotten in their yard. When he loses his feet in an accident, and she fails to find another job, an ad on the internet gives her a an opportunity - to become a surrogate mother. Thus, a couple from Sofia enter their lives, and begins to put notes in Irina's hands in exchange for a baby. It is good and important that the social contrast here does not aesthetize the life of the poor, nor does it indicate that it is a crime to have a few apartments in the center of Sofia (only the richer in the beginning are so expressionless that they lose some of their humanity). Restrained and special, the play of Martina Apostolova shines in the middle of all the slag, and other beautiful moments glitter in the film - Sasho finds a leaf imprint among the coals, which she strokes before throwing it to the stove. The story is so constructed that there is no emotional manipulation; the story is delicate and strong, though the wick of hope is unlikely to survive.



     

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