UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } See Beyond

GLORY
(Slava)

 

Year: 2016
Country: BULGARIA, GREECE
Run Time: 101 minutes

GLORY
GLORY
GLORY

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.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 4:45 PM

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

Director
Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

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.

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

Producers
Kristina Grozeva, Konstantina Stafrianou, Decho Taralezhkov

Screenwriting
Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

Cinematography
Krum Rodriguez

Editing
Petar Valchanov

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

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