Richmond Film Society – screening of ‘Glory' (Bulgaria)
28 May 2019
When Tzanko, a shy, reclusive state-railroad worker, finds a substantial amount of cash on the tracks and hands it in, Julia, a cynical PR executive, sees an opportunity to turn his good deed into a distraction from a corruption scandal involving the Minister of Transport. After Tzanko is presented with a cheap digital watch as a reward at a set piece media event, Julia removes his wristwatch (a family heirloom) and proceeds to lose it. His quest to recover it turns into a bureaucratic nightmare and sets in train an escalating sequence of events which mines urban-rural, generational and class divisions.
Shot and edited in a naturalistic, documentary-like style reminiscent of the the Dardenne brothers and the Romanian ‘New Wave’, the result is a tense and, at times, darkly comedic fable of political and media corruption in contemporary Bulgaria.
Members go free. Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (in person or by telephone on 020 8240 2399) or online at http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events/. Tickets are also available on the night (cash only).
Presented by Richmond Film Society
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