Godless

Directed by Ralitza Petrova
Heretic Outreach
2016
99 Minutes
Bulgaria, Denmark, France
Bulgarian
Drama
Not Rated
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In a remote Bulgarian town, Gana (Irena Ivanova) is a morphine-addicted nurse who steals the ID cards of her dementia patients so they can be trafficked on the black market. Detached and lacking empathy, Gana only begins to find her dormant conscience after Yoan, an elderly choir director, comes under her care. But when he gets arrested for fraud, she learns that “doing the right thing” demands a high price.

  • Highest Rating
    "Ralitza Petrova’s debut feature – this year’s winner of the Pardo d’Or in Locarno – is a steely, compelling work that mixes harsh social realism with a powerful strain of laconic character sketch, while also sporting moody quasi-thriller inflections that evoke Georges Simenon.... Godless represents the debut of an uncompromising talent."
    Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
  • Highest Rating
    "[I]t is a gem...."
    Meredith Taylor, Filmuforia

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