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The Lesson

A lesson about right and wrong
An honest, hard-working schoolteacher in a small Bulgarian town is driven to desperate measures to avoid financial ruin.
In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the thief in her class so she can teach him a « lesson » on right and wrong. As this episode unravels at work, her personal life changes drastically and when she becomes indebted to loan sharks, can she stay true to her own values?
Original title
Urok
English title
The Lesson
Year
2014
Country
Language
BG, EN
Subtitles
CZ
Running time
107 min
Genre
Age rating
15

Awards

Bulgarian Film Academy Awards
Best Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actress, Best Production Design
2015
San Sebastián IFF
Best New Director
2014
Toronto IFF
Contemporary World Cinema
2014

Media reception

The Times
"Gripping, increasingly desperate, and often wildly intense narrative rollercoaster."
The Guardian
"This feature debut has something of the deadpan drear and social satire of the new Romanian cinema."

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