Irena Ivanova, Ventzislav Konstantinov, Ivan Nalbantov, Dimitar Petkov
Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors
Won (Golden Leopard, Best Actress) – Locarno International Film Festival (2016) | Won (International Competition) – MAMI 2016 | Nomination (International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI) ) – Toronto International Film Festival (2016)
A young physiotherapist, Gana, lives in a poor town, where she earns a living by assisting the elderly — and supplements her meagre income by selling her patients’ ID cards on the black market. She’s stuck in a loveless relationship, and her existence seems to mirror that of the town itself: a life cycle deprived of beauty and desire by post-Communist survivalism. A glimmer of hope arrives in Gana’s new-found companionship with Yoan, an elderly patient. Desensitized and disconnected by their harsh environment, they gradually find solace in each other’s company.
Ralitza Petrova was born in Bulgaria. She studied fine art and fiction directing at England’s National Film and Television School. She directed the shorts Rotten Apple (07), Above Us Only Sky (08), and By the Grace of God (09). Godless (16) is her first feature.