Bulgarian movie “Irina” nominated by European Film Academy for European Discovery Award
Nadezhda Kotseva's debut film "Irina" has been nominated by the European Film Academy for the European Discovery Award. More than 3,600 Academy members will be voting for the awards, which will be presented at a ceremony on December 7 in Berlin.
In July, “Irina” received director’s award at the 16th Tokyo International Film Festival and an honorary diploma from the 26th European Film Festival in Palic, Serbia.
The film tells the story of young Irina, forced to earn her family's living. At a time of hardship, she agrees to become a surrogate mother. In the course of pregnancy, Irina reinvents life and herself and finds what it is to love and forgive.