PLZEŇ: Juraj Lehotský’s first feature film Nina will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018.
The story written by Marek Leščák and Juraj Lehotský focuses on an 11-year old girl going through the divorce of her parents. The only certainty in her life are her childish dreams and swimming.
The main characters are played by Bibiana Nováková, Petra Fornayová and Robert Roth.
The film was produced by Slovakia‘s Punkchart Films in coproduction with Lehotsky Film, sentimentalfilm, endorfilm from the Czech Republic and public broadcasters RTVS and the Czech Television. The film was supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the MEDIA Programme, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and Bratislava Self-Governing Region.
The film had its world premiere at the 52nd Karlovy Vary IFF and won the Bronze Pyramid at the Cairo IFF and also the FIPRESCI Award at the 32nd Warsaw FF in 2017. Recently, the film was awarded for best supporting actor (Robert Roth) at the Sun in a Net Awards.
Film Europe Media Company released the film in Slovakia in September 2017.
Juraj Lehotský's first film, the documentary Blind Loves (Artileria), premiered in Cannes Director’s Fortnight in 2008.
Director: Juraj LehotskýScripwriters: Marek Leščák, Juraj LehotskýDoP: Noro HudecEditor: Radoslav DúbravskýMusic: Aleš BrezinaSet Design: Juraj FábryCostumes: Martina SelnekovičováSound: Tobiáš PotočnýCast: Bibiana Nováková, Petra Fornayová, Robert Roth