• Nadejda Koseva
  • Bulgaria
  • 2018
  • 96'

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Irina is a part-time waitress, but gets fired. On the very same day, her husband gets into a serious accident. He becomes disabled and can no longer provide for his family. In order to take care of her husband, their child and herself, Irina accepts a seemingly simple solution: she becomes a surrogate mother. But it turns out it is incredibly difficult: how can she accept the life growing inside of her when she will have to say goodbye to it forever? Irina slowly discovers what it means to love and to forgive. According to the director, this is a “feminine, but not feminist” story about “rediscovering the world by bringing new life into it”.

Subtitles: HR/EN


Nadejda Koseva

Born in 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She directed several short films. The Ritual, part of the omnibus film Lost and Found premiered at Forum Berlinale 2005. Omelette won a Special mention at Sundance 2009. Her short film Take Two traveled around the world after winning a Special Mention in Sarajevo 2011.


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Festivals & Awards
Golden Rose 2018 – Best Feature Debut, Best Actress, Award of the Union of the Bulgarian Filmmakers; FilmFestival Cottbus 2018 – Best Debut Film, Best Actress; Warsaw Int'l Film Festival 2018 – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Special Jury Prize (Martina Apostolova)

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