Winner - New Voices New Vision Award
Monday, January 16, 3:00 PM
Palm Springs Regal 9
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Slovak Republic, 2011, 97 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Czech Republic
Topics: Coming of Age, Drama, Romance, Woman Director
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: Czech English Sub-Titles
Awards: Best Film, Best Actress, Art Film Festival
Small in scale but perfectly proportioned, contemporary family drama The House marks talented Slovak writer/director Zuzana Liova as the equal of regional contemporaries such as Martin Sulik, Bohdan Slama and Alice Nellis when it comes to making universal the small, poignant moments of everyday life. Remarkable for its depth of characterization, this sensitively observed, intelligently made realist tale of generational conflict is set in a remote Slovak village where old grudges die hard. Ambitious teen Eva is about to graduate from high school and eager to experience the world outside her pokey hometown. Meanwhile, her dour, controlling father is painstakingly building her a house on the family property. After Eva meets a handsome new neighbor, she is tempted, like her now-disowned older sister before her, to leave the family nest sooner rather than later. Liova’s tightly constructed screenplay makes meaningful looks and repeated gestures speak louder than words about expectations and desires. Winner: Best Film, Best Actress, Art Film Festival.
Director Zuzana Liova is expected to attend both the 1/9 and 1/11 screenings.
DIRECTOR: Zuzana Liová
Producer: Michal Kollár, Viktor Tauš
Editor: Anna Johnson Ryndová
Screenwriter: Zuzana Liová
Cinematographer: Jan Baset Strítežský, Juraj Chlpík
Music: Walter Kraft
Principal Cast: Judit Bárdos, Miroslav Krobot, Tatjana Medvecká, Marian Mitas
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Fog’n’Desire Films - www.fogndesirefilms.com