The old bachelor Gosho receives an offer from his rich cousin Joro to take care of Joro’s luxurious penthouse while the latter is abroad. For the poor relative, still living with his mother and grandfather, this is the perfect opportunity to have some peace and quiet in luxury and richness. But as early as his second day in the apartment, the water metre reader arrives, performing her monthly inspection. Her visit turns out to be much more than just a simple water metre reading, but the most deceitful, most passionate, the funniest and the saddest love in the world.

Directors Statement

How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing? The film was realised within two years. The script won the European First Film Award of the Festival Images Vevey (Switzerland) and of the National Culture Fund of Bulgaria. Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”? Hope for the cinema art. If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen? The films by Georgiy Daneliya. What is your next project? THE LESSON – A teacher is lecturing her students – there is a robber in her class. She says she’ll find out who he is and give him “a good lesson”. But she gets in debt to money-lenders and she... robs a bank. The project received the ARTE Prize for Best Project - at the Berlinale Talent Project Market.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Petar Valchanov & Kristina Grozeva

Written by: Petar Valchanov & Kristina Grozeva

Produced by: Petar Valchanov & Kristina Grozeva

Cinematography: Mihail Boevski

Editing: Petar Valchanov

Original Score: Hristo Namliev

Sound: Ivan Andreev

Main Cast: Ani Valchanova, Stephan Denoliubov

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2013