A vicious circle of unlucky events slams Irina, a part-time waitress in a small town. As she loses her job, her husband cheats on her at home and on the very same night he becomes crippled in a freak accident.
To survive and feed her family, Irina becomes a surrogate mother. Fights, despair and the seed of life growing in her belly bring on another wave in her rough and wrecked life. Slowly, she discovers what it means to love and to forgive.
Stefan Kitanov – Artfest
Co-producer – Svetla Tsotsorkova
with the support of the Bulgarian National Film Center, Media Development Program, SEEC Network
Irina Martina Apostolova
Sasho Hristo Ushev
Eva Irini Jambonas
Ludmila Kasiel Noah Asher
Varlaam Krassimir Dokov
Scriptwriters Svetoslav Ovcharov, Bojan Vuletic & Nadejda Koseva
Director of photography Kiril Prodanov
Editor Nina Altaparmakova
Production designer Ivelina Mineva
Costume designer Viktor Andreev
Make up artist Petya Simeonova
Sound Momchil Bozhkov
Nadejda Koseva was born in 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. After graduating from the Bulgarian National Film and Television Academy, she directed the short fiction novel THE RITUAL, a part of the omnibus film LOST AND FOUND which premiered at FORUM Berlin IFF 2005. Nadejda Koseva’s next short fiction film OMELETTE won a Special mention at Sundance Film Festival’ 2009 among other awards worldwide. Her latest short film TAKE TWO traveled around the world after winning a Special mention at its premier at Sarajevo 2011.
Her debut feature film IRINA is supported by the Bulgarian National Film Centre and is in post-production.