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by Nadejda Koseva


Irina has been working as a part-time waitress, but she is fired. On the same unlucky day, her husband gets into a serious accident. He becomes a cripple and can no longer earn a living. To take care of her disabled husband, her child and herself, the woman embraces a seemingly simple solution: becoming a surrogate mother. This turns out to be incredibly hard. How can she accept the life growing inside her when she will have to part with it forever? Slowly, Irina discovers what it means to love and to forgive. The director says that this “feminine, but not feminist” story is “about rediscovering the world by bringing a new life into it”.

international title: Irina
original title: Irina
country: Bulgaria
sales agent: Alpha Violet
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Nadejda Koseva
film run: 96'
screenplay: Nadejda Koseva, Svetoslav Ovtcharov, Bojan Vuletić
cast: Martina Apostolova, Hristo Ushev, Irini Jambonas, Kasiel Noah Asher, Alexander Kossev, Krassimir Dokov, Ivan Savov
cinematography by: Kiril Prodanov
film editing: Nina Altaparmakova
art director: Ivelina Mineva
costumes designer: Victor Andreev
music: Petar Dundakov
producer: Stefan Kitanov
production: Art Fest
backing: Bulgarian National Film Center (BG)

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