MIÉRCOLES 22 | CINEMEX REFORMA-CASA DE ARTE | 19:00 HRS. | 86 MIN.
JUEVES 23 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES – SALA 5 | 13:00 HRS. | 86 MIN.
Slovac Republic – Czech Republic | 2017 | DCP | Color | 82 min | Juraj Lehotský
Director: Juraj Lehotský
Script: Marek Leščák, Juraj Lehotský
Producer: Ivan Ostrochovský, Albert Malinovský, Katarína Tomková
Cinematography: Norbert Hudec
Sound: Tobiáš Potočný
Music: Aleš Březina
Edition: Radoslav Dubravský
Cast: Bibiana Nováková, Robert Roth, Petra Fornayová, Josef Kleindienst, Miroslav Pollak, Simona Kuchynková, Tomáš Klobučník
Production Company: Punkchart Films
Nina is 12. Her parents are getting a divorce and her world is falling apart before her eyes. Her mom and dad say they are only doing what is best for her, but in fact, they act as though they only cared for themselves. Nina doesn’t understand them. She feels abandoned and deceived. It’s like there is nothing left in the world that she could believe in. Her only remaining security in life is competitive swimming. At the pool she finds calm and support and everything else she lacks at home. When it looks like she won’t be able to attend a swimming competition, she makes a radical move.
Juraj was born in Bratislava in 1975. Between 1990 and 1994 he studied photography at the Fine Arts School in Bratislava. Between 1995 and 2000 he studied documentary filmmaking at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Since completing his studies he has worked as a screenwriter and director, creating documentaries, features, advertising spots and music videos.
Juraj’s documentary Blind Loves (2008) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section, where it won the C.I.C.A.E Art Cinema Award. The film was then screened at various film festivals across the world and won several further awards (Golden Eye for Best Documentary at Zurich FF, Audience Award for Best Documentary at Trieste FF, Special Mention for Cinematographer at Plus Camerimage, Special Jury Award at Play-Doc Tui IDF, and many others).
Juraj’s feature debut, Miracle (2013), premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF as part of the East of the West section and was awarded the Special Jury Mention. The film was also screened at Toronto IFF, Haifa IFF, Thessaloniki IFF, Cottbus FF (Award for Outstanding Actress), Arras FF (Grand Prix), Tallinn Black Nights FF, Vilnius IFF (Award for Best Actress), and many others. Nina (2017) is Juraj’s second feature film.
Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF
Karlovy Vary International Film Fest, KVIFF
Giffoni Film Festival