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Godless

Godless

Ralitza Petrova

Bulgaria, Denmark, France | 2016 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 99’

"A thoughtful, trenchant and original addition to the canon of films about Eastern Europe’s post-Communist malaise."
Jonathan Romney - Screen Daily

festivals & awards

Competition, Locarno Film Festival 2016 / Golden Leopard

synopsis

In a remote Bulgarian town, Gana looks after the elderly with dementia and traffics their ID cards on the black market. Her mother, with whom she hardly speaks, is jobless, and her relationship with her boyfriend is not great either, to put it mildly. With their sexual attraction vanished, their intimacy is reduced to their addiction to morphine. Nothing seems to have consequences for Gana; not even the incidental murder of a patient, who threatens to expose her little traffic. But things start to change when she hears Yoan, a new patient, singing. A growing empathy for the old man awakens her conscience, but when he is arrested for fraud, she learns that “doing the right thing” demands a high price.

info

Godless
original title

Bezbog

genre

Drama

country

Bulgaria, Denmark, France

running time

99’

produced by

KLAS Films - Bulgaria

in co-production with

Snowglobe - Denmark
Alcatraz Films - France
Film Factory - France

directed by

Ralitza Petrova

sales

Heretic Outreach

A nurse traffics the ID cards of demented patients on the black market of identity theft.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2013
Script&Pitch 2012

TFL Awards

Production Award
€ 50.000

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Ralitza Petrova

Scriptwriter, Film Director

petrova.ralitza@gmail.com

743-rossitsa-valkanova
Rossitsa Valkanova

Production

klasfilm@spnet.net