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The Lesson: a tale of right and wrong from Bulgaria

The Lesson: a tale of right and wrong from Bulgaria
By Euronews

<p>Bulgarian filmmakers Grozeva Kristina and Peter Valchanov master the art of suspense in The Lesson, a morality tale centred around a theft.</p> <p>The film is set in a small Bulgarian village. After a theft in her classroom, a teacher attempts to teach her students a lesson. Meanwhile, at home, she is facing serious financial problems of her own. Her husband hasn’t paid back a bank loan and instead used the money to buy a part for his caravan. She has just three days to pay the debt and avoid her house being repossessed.</p> <p><img src="http://www.euronews.com/media/download/articlepix/the-lesson-cb32-bb-021015.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>One of the film’s strongest moments comes as it transforms from drama into social thriller. Will the teacher be able to pay off her debt without sacrificing her principles?</p> <p>The Lesson has been awarded many international prizes and is the first feature-length film from the two Bulgarian directors, a team that we will be keeping an eye out for in future. </p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SCIQvmTMQr0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>