GLORY (2016): Sneak Peek by Jan Lisa Huttner

"Glory" is the name of a watch company, and "Tzanko Petrov" (Stefan Denolyubov) is the proud owner of a Glory watch. In fact, it is his one prize possession, given to him by his father (with an inscription on the back to prove its uniqueness).

But "glory" is also the ironic subject of this new film from Bulgaria, written and directed by Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva. Like their first film The Lesson, it is a fictionalization of a Bulgarian news report, a meditation on a tale well-known there equally resonant here. (JLH: 4.5/5)

NYC SHOUT-OUT: Glory is not playing at the Film Forum. See it. You'll be glad you did!

Top Photo: Stefan Denolyubov as railway worker "Tzanko Petrov."

Bottom Photo: Margita Gosheva as "Julia Staykova," ace representative of the Ministry of Public Information.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Film Movement.

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