Film review: ‘The Lesson’ ★★★★

The most gifted actors are able to convey all emotion and inner anguish with their eyes alone. It’s through the window to the soul of The Lesson’s (2014) protagonist, Nade, that the directorial pairing of Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov – who also penned the script – tell an age-old allegory of right and wrong with a number of substantial twists, toppling dominoes with patient regularity in a spiralling tale of desperation. The film is built around a superb performance by Margita Gosheva, whose Nade strives to save her family from ignominy.

The Lesson is now showing in limited UK cinemas – visit CineVue here to read the full review!