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by Ralitza Petrova


In a remote Bulgarian town, Gana looks after the elderly with dementia and traffics their ID cards on the black market. Her mother, with whom she hardly speaks, is jobless, and her relationship with her boyfriend is not great either, to put it mildly. With their sexual attraction vanished, their intimacy is reduced to their addiction to morphine. Nothing seems to have consequences for Gana; not even the incidental murder of a patient, who threatens to expose her little traffic. But things start to change when she hears Yoan, a new patient, singing. A growing empathy for the old man awakens her conscience, but when he is arrested for fraud, she learns that “doing the right thing” demands a high price.

international title: Godless
original title: Godless
country: Bulgaria, Denmark, France
sales agent: Heretic Outreach
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Ralitza Petrova
film run: 99'
screenplay: Ralitza Petrova
cast: Irena Ivanova, Ventzislav Konstantinov, Ivan Nalbantov, Alexandr Triffonov, Dimitar Petkov
cinematography by: Krum Rodriguez, Chayse Irvin
film editing: Donka Ivanova, Ralitza Petrova
art director: Vanina Geleva
costumes designer: Vanina Geleva
producer: Rossitsa Valkanova
co-producer: Laurence Clerc, Olivier Thery Lapiney, Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin, Philippe Akoka
production: Klas Film, Alcatraz Films, Snowglobe, Film Factory
backing: Bulgarian National Film Center, Danish Film Institute, Torino Film Lab, Eurimage, Le Groupe Ouest, CineLink Restart Award, Women in Film FF

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