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Margita Gosheva – The Lesson #Venezia72

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Based on a true story, shot with little money and on a tight schedule – and now one of the 2015 LUX Prize finalists

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9 min. and 57 sec.

Margita Gosheva – actress – The Lesson (Urok)

FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews Margita Gosheva, lead actress in the film THE LESSON (Urok) by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Bulgarian film and one of the finalists of the 2015 LUX Prize. The film was also screened at the 72nd Venice Film Festival.

Margita talks to us about her journey with the film, and reveals to us that the story was based on true events, and shot on little money with a tight budget. Given the success the film has had thus far, that is quite impressive! We talks with her about the challenge of playing a role based on a true and living person, and whether she felt any responsibilities in her interpretation.

But she also talks about her collaboration with the filmmakers, who allowed her plenty of room for improvisation.

Magrita also mentions her theatrical background, and talks about the differences between acting for the cinema and acting for the theatre.

THE LESSON: In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself?

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Margita Gusheva
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    The Lesson (Urok)
  • Festival section
    LUX Prize
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