AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
With special thanks to our generous sponsors for this series, Helene and Stephen Weicholz and our host, Dr. John Pfeifer.
Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm.
Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions in cash on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the corrupt Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov’s old watch, a family relic. Tsanko’s humble reality collides with a bureaucratic and media obsessed professional world, as he desperately struggles to recover both his old watch and his dignity.
"Sometimes a simple premise leads to deep results. Such is the case with Glory (Slava), Buglarian directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's stirring third feature, which plays like a parable that keeps expanding its themes."– Eric Kohn, Indiewire
"Shot with flexible naturalism . . . the film quietly builds to a feeling of inexorable disaster, guided by terrific performances as well as spot-on editing."– Jay Weissberg, Variety
Bulgaria; Unrated; Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (2016); 101 Minutes