GLORY

A railroad worker finds millions of levs on the train tracks. He decides to turn the entire amount over to the police, and the state rewards him with a new wristwatch, which proves to be a fake and stops working shortly after. Meanwhile, the head of the PR Department of the Ministry of Transport loses Petrov’s old Slava (Glory) watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to get his old watch back, as well as his dignity.

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Bulgaria/Greece, 2016, 101 min, colour

Cast: Stefan DenolyubovMargita GoshevaKitodar Todorov, Milko Lazarov 


Screenplay: Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva and Decho Taralezhkov
Directors: 
Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva
DoP:  Krum Rodriguez 
Production Designer: Vanina Geleva
Sound Design: Ivan Andreev

Producer: Abraxas Film
Co-producers:  Graal Film, Screening Emotions, Aporia Filmworks, Red Carpet 
With the support of: Bulgarian Film Centre, Bulgarian National TelevitionGreek Film CenterCKS
World distribution: Wide Management

HAMPTONS IFF - Best Narative Feature

ARRAS FF - Grand Prix

LOCARNO IFF - Don Quixote Award - Special Mention

Edinburgh IFF - Best International Film

Art film fest Kosice - Blue Angel Award for best film

Transilvania IFF - Special Mention of The Jury

GIJON IFF - Best Film

GIJON IFF - Best Script

GIJON IFF - FIPRESCI Award

LES ARCS IFF - Crystal Arrow Award

LES ARCS IFF - Press Jury Award

Dublin IFF - Best Screenplay

IFF KineNova - Best Film

Avvantura FF - Grand Prix for Best Film

Avvantura FF - Best Actor

Vilnius IFF - Best Director Award

Vilnius IFF - CICAE Award

IFF Listopad - Audience Award

Kolkata IFF - Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award

Boulder IFF - Best Feature Film

Biografilm Fesitval - Citem award

South East European FF - Best Actress

South East European FF (students jury) - Best Director

Luxembourg City IFF - Critics Award

Valence scenario FIS - Cristal Inkwell for best film

Valence scenario FIS - Cinescop Award

Valence scenario FIS - Audience Award

FAJR IFF - Silver Simorgh for Best Actress

FAJR IFF - Silver Simorgh for Best Actor

GHENT IFF - Special Mention

HERCEG NOVI IFF - Best Film

Sofia IFF - Best Balkan Film

HERCEG NOVI IFF - Best Screenplay

HERCEG NOVI IFF - Best Actress

HERCEG NOVI IFF - Film Critic's Award

Sofia IFF - FILM CRITICS GUILD AWARD

GOLDEN ROSE - Special Award of the City of Varna

GOLDEN ROSE - Best Screenwriter Award

GOLDEN ROSE - Best Cinematographer Award

GOLDEN ROSE - The Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers Award

GOLDEN ROSE - Accredited Journalists’ Award

Golden Linden IFF - Best Actor

Bulgarian Film Academy - Best Actress

Festivals:

Official selection at Locarno International Film Festival - International Competition 
Official selection at Hamptons International Film Festival - International Competition 
Official selection at  Film Fest Ghent - International Competition 
Official selection at Gijon International Film Festival - International Competition 
Official selection at Les Arcs European Film Festival - International Competition
Transilvania International Film Festival - International Competition 
Edinburgh International Film Festival - International Competition
Vilnius International Film Festival - International Competition 
Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” - International Competition 
Avvantura Film Festival Zadar - International Competition 
International Film Festival KineNova Skopie - International Competition 
Antalya International Film Festival - International Competition 
Art Film Fest Kosice, Slovakia - International Competition
Herceg Novi International Film Festival - International Competition
Fajr International Film Festival - International Competition 
Braunschweig International Film Festival - Competition for the best debut or second film
Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Balkan Survey Competition
Arras Film Festival - European Competition
Luxembourg City Film Festival - Official Competition
Biografilm Festival, Bologna, Italy - European Cinema
Tournai Ramdam Festival, Belgium - International Competition
South East European Film Festival, Paris, France
Valence scenario FIS  - Competition
Dublin International Film Festival - World Cinema
Moskow International Film Festival - Euphoria of the fringes
Edinbourgh International Film Festival - European Perspectives
Tokio International Film Festival - World Focus
Busan International Film Festival - Flash Forward
Dubai International Film Festival - Cinema of the World
Haifa International Film Festival - East of the West
Chicago International Film Festival - World Cinema
Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Contemporary World Cinema
Palm Springs International Film Festival - World Cinema Now
Boulder International Film Festival - Competition
Vancouver International Film Festival - Contemporary World Cinema
Sao Paolo International Film Festival - International Perspektive
Kolkata International Film Festival - Innovations in Moving Images Competition
Sofia International Film Festival - Balkan Competition
Golden Linden International Film Festival - Competition
Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival - Competition