BRATISLAVA: Marko Škop’s debut feature Eva Nová will screen at the Slovak Film Week, a showcase for domestic production organized by the Slovak Film and Television Academy from 11 to 17 April 2016.
The film tells the story of a once famous actress and recovering alcoholic, who is trying to regain the love of her son. “I am interested in a story of someone who hits rock bottom and decides to get back to the surface one more time and to ask again what really makes sense", Škop said.
The film is a Slovak/Czech coproduction between Škop and Ján Meliš through Artileria and Alice Tabery through Sirius Films, RTVS and Film Park Production. It received support from the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovak Ministry of Culture, the Czech State Cinematography Fund and the MEDIA programme.
The project participated in the Torino Film Lab. The budget was 470,000 EUR.
The film was released in Slovakia on 19 November 2015 and got more than 11,000 admissions so far, becoming one of the most popular films distributed by the Association of Slovak Film Clubs, ASFK in 2015. Loco Films is handling the sales. The film received the FIPRESCI Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2015.
Eva Nová will also screen at the Finale Plzen Film Festival running 15 -21 April 2016.
Credits: Director: Marko Škop Scriipt: Marko Škop DoP: Ján Meliš Editor: František Krähenbiel, Marina Andree Škop Sound: Ján Čeněk Set Design: Erika Gadus Cast: Emília Vášáryová, Milan Ondrík, Anikó Vargová, Žofia Martišová