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Cinema Savannah presents "The Lesson" (Bulgaria 2015)

  • SPACE Gallery 9 West Henry Street Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

October 1  (Saturday), 5:30and8 PM
The Lesson (Bulgaria, 2015)
SPACE Gallery ( 9 West Henry St.)
tix: $7, (still) cash only

Newcomers' Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's The Lesson is a spare, stripped-to-essentials drama about economic stress and mounting desperation that resonated with international audiences anywhere. The naturalistic style of the storytelling is stealthily enthralling, as is the lead performance by Margita Gosheva as a provincial Bulgarian schoolteacher who is slowly, inexorably driven to the edge by crushing debt. Infused with doses of black humor and brilliant plot turns, the film never becomes depressing. Winner of multiple international film festivals including Rotterdam, Goteborg (best debut), Thessalonki, Tokyo, and Warsaw.  105 minutes. In Bulgarian with English subtitles. 

Earlier Event: September 30
Comedy Night in the Courtyard
Later Event: October 1
The 24-Hour Plays!