26.9. - 5.10.2019

Godless Bulgaria, Denmark, France 2016 | 99 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Ralitza Petrova

Ralitza Petrova lives and works in Bulgaria and France. She studied art and laterfilm direction at the National Film and Television School in London. Godless is her debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
A little snowed-in town in the Bulgarian provinces, surrounded by mountains and full of delapidated old functional buildings. A godless place. Gana looks after old people, mainly those with dementia. She performs her work mechanically and steals the patients' passports to sell on the black market. When one old lady complains and threatens to call the police, she is silenced by Gana's boyfriend. Nothing in this world seems to have any consequences, corruption and indifference have become so deeply engrained in public life. But things change when Gana hears a new patient sing. It touches something inside her that has long been overgrown: empathy. Godless plunges unsparingly into the depths of a society in which it is almost impossible to remain human. The film won the Golden Leopard at this year's Locarno festival.
Orig. Title: Godless
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Bulgarian
Section: Kaleidoscope
Director: Ralitza Petrova
Screenplay: Ralitza Petrova
Cast: Irena Ivanova, Ivan Nalbantov, Ventzislav Konstantinov, Alexandr Triffonov, Dimitar Petkov
Producer: Rossitsa Valkanova
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Camera: Krum Rodriguez
Set Designer: Vanina Geleva
Cutter: Donka Ivanova, Ralitza Petrova
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Heretic Outreach
Production: KLAS Film; Snowglobe; Alcatraz Films; Film Factory production
contact: Ioanna Stais, Heretic Outreach: