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This month’s Film Club selection is THE LESSON, a stunning existentialist crime film that is the debut fiction feature from directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.
The Lesson poses the standard questions of right and wrong but makes them feel entirely new. We were immediately captured by the stripped down style of co-writers/directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov that allows their film to authentically discover the limits of human morality with breathless intensity. Just when we think we’ve seen every ethical dilemma played out on screen, The Lesson teaches us that things can always get worse.
This gripping film boldly confronts the dire economic situation of an ordinary teacher on the brink of losing her home. With a daughter and an alcoholic husband to support, giving up is not an option, even as every direction she turns for help leads to a dead end. Margita Gosheva gives an unflinchingly raw performance in the lead role that powers the film and stands out as a memorably fierce female character much needed in contemporary cinema.