Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

GLORY (Slava)


Year: 2016
Run Time: 101 minutes



Every honest man lives to regret it. Such a man is Tzanko, a shy and stuttering railway linesman in Bulgaria. When he finds a huge pile of cash on the tracks, he turns it in and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Julie, a ruthless PR director for the Transport Ministry, seizes this chance to deflect attention from a brewing scandal the Ministry is involved in. She unleashes a media circus around the awkward and puzzled man. At a quickly staged awards ceremony, Tzanko is given a cheap new watch by the Minster while his old one is unceremoniously removed by Julie. This watch is a cherished gift from Tzanko’s father, a precise timepiece he calls The Glory. Julie misplaces it and Tzanko desperately wants it back. His efforts meet a wall of evasion and derision, as well as a crusading anti-government journalist who also sees Tzanko as a useful tool. With wry observation and deadpan humor, GLORY follows a decent man walking into the gears of an absurd machine. (In Bulgarian with subtitles) —C.R.

GLORY (Slava)

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 4:45 PM

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

Kristina Grozeva, Konstantina Stafrianou, Decho Taralezhkov

Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

Krum Rodriguez

Petar Valchanov

Principal Cast
Margita Gosheva, Stefan Denolyubov, Kitodar Todorov, Milko Lazarov, Georgi Stamenov

Director Bio
Kristina Grozeva was born in 1976 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Petar Valchanov was born in 1982 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Both graduated from the Bulgarian National Academy for Theater and Film Arts with degrees in Film Directing. Their collaborations have garnered numerous nominations and awards.

Select Filmography
"Avariyno Katzane" (2010), "Reki bez Mostove" (2013), "The Lesson" (2014), GLORY (2016)

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