Written by Jakub Medvecký e Michal Blaško / Photography Adam Mac / Editing Petr Hasalík / Starring Vita Smachelyuk, Gleb Kuchuk, Igor Chmela / Produced by Michal Pusztay
Slovakia/Czeck Republic/Germany, 2022 – 91’
V.O. sub. ITA
Cinema De Seta
It is a drama full of suspense centred on the life of Irina, a Ukrainian single mother, who lives with her son Igor in a Czeck town, which lays bare central European society. One night Igor is attacked and the whole town shows solidarity and takes the side of Irina and the boy by condemning the Roma neighbours, who are suspected of having committed the crime. However, another truth will soon begin to emerge. The film has been presented at the Horizon section of the Venice Film festival in 2022.
© Paul Grandsard
Born in 1989, Michal Blaško is a Slovak director and screenwriter.
He studied film direction at the Academy of Performing Arts of Bratislava, the city where he was born and raised, and where he started his career as director in 2015. His short films have premiered in the most prestigious cinema festivals in the world and have won numerous international prizes. In 2022, his first feature film, Obeť, was presented in the Horizon section of the Venice Film Festival and is now in competion in the Perspectives category of the Efebo d’Oro Award.
© Adam Mach