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‘Glory’ Exclusive Trailer: Drama Explores Social and Political Inequalities in Contemporary Bulgarian Society

The drama by writing/directing duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov will open at New York's Film Forum April 12.


Glory” screened at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival. Now, the drama by writing/directing duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov will open at New York City’s Film Forum on April 12. The story is a follow-up to the duo’s 2014 award-winning drama “The Lesson,” which was the first feature film the two worked on together.

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“Glory” follows Tzanko Petrov (Stefan Denolyubov), a shy and solitary railroad worker in Bulgaria who discovers a large sum of cash on the tracks and turns it in to the authorities. When the head of PR for the Transport Ministry, Julia Staikova (Margita Gosheva), uses him as a “national hero” to divert attention from a corruption scandal, Tzanko’s life gets turned upside down and he ends up being ridiculed nationally.

“Glory” (“Slava” in Bugarian) is the second installment of a trilogy of films that began with “The Lesson.” Both explore issues such as social and political inequality in contemporary Bulgarian society. “The inspiration came from a newspaper titles. That’s the base of this; there is a social element that is built in both stories, and there will be in the third one,” Valchanov told Four Three Film.

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“Glory” will open at New York’s Film Forum April 12. Watch the exclusive trailer and poster below.

Glory Poster

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