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Urotcite na Blaga

Urotcite na Blaga

Original name: Urotcite na Blaga
English name: Blaga's Lessons
Year: 2023
Run time: 114 Min
Language: Bulgarian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Director: Stephan Komandarev
Producers: Stephan Komandarev, Katya Trichkova, Eike Goreczka, Christoph Kukula
Cast: Eli Skorcheva, Gerasim Georgiev, Rozalia Abgarian, Ivan Barnev, Stefan Denolyubov, Ivaylo Hristov
Screenplay: Simeon Ventsislavov, Stephan Komandarev
Cinematographer: Vesselin Hristov
Editor: Nina Altaparmakova
Sound Designer: Johannes Doberenz
Music Composer: Kalina Vasileva
Production Company: Argo Film, Bulgarian National Television, 42film
World Sales: Heretic Outreach


  • Karlovy Vary IFF 2023
  • Rome IFF 2023
  • Golden Rose Bulgarian FF 2023
  • PriFest Pristhina IFF 2023
  • Busan IFF 2023
  • Sao Paulo IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Rounds
  • 2018 Occupation 1968 (Documentary)
  • 2017 Directions
  • 2014 The Judgement
  • 2008 The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner

Director's Biography:

Stephan Komandarev

Stephan Komandarev is a renowned Bulgarian filmmaker, born in 1966 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Stephan graduated in Film & TV directing at the New Bulgarian University (1999). His works include award-winning feature and documentary films. He is a lecturer at the Film Department of the New Bulgarian University, Sofia (since 2008). He is a 2011 EAVE graduate and a Member of the European Film Academy, Bulgarian Film Directors’ Association and Bulgarian Film Producers’ Association. Hi fiction features, and documentary features have been screened at festivals across the globe, including Cannes, Busan, Sarajevo and many others.


When a retired, recently widowed teacher falls prey to a phone scam, she’s left robbed of her life savings and without any money for her late husband’s grave. Her life turns upside down when she realises that there’s no way of gaining her money back, up until she receives an alluring, yet suspicious offer for work. The tables turn as she takes matters into her own hands and cash begins rolling in, this time claiming her most prized attribute: Her values, as she slowly and surely transforms into the scammer herself.