Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Locarno 2016

“Godless” tells the story of a young woman, Gana, who works as a caretaker in a Bulgarian city.  As part of a crime ring, she steals the ID cards of her patients. Due to an unjust society, limited choices, and a painful personal history, she lives in a cold, hard world without compassion or love.  Gana yearns for a release from the pain in her life. The film is a profound cry out of the depths of misery, and it explores vital questions. Will her lamentation be heard? Finally, what is the path toward liberation in a devastatingly corrupt society?