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Independent Film Night on Thursday May 12 at 6:30: The Lesson


the lesson

In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher and devoted mother, struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, the agency where she translates legal documents for extra cash is going under, and a thief in her class has stolen the last of her money out of her purse. With few options left, Nade turns to a local loan shark for help, but with the repossession of her home looming, she finds herself with little hope. Resorting to measures her former self would have found depraved, Nade attempts one last desperate act to get the money she needs.

Canada/ 2014/ Bulgarian with English Subtitles/ 105 Min

Directors: Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov

 Please note that independent films are not rated by the

MPAA and should be considered for mature audiences.