BRATISLAVA: Slovak production consultant company kaleidoscope introduced two films in postproduction at the Works in Progress, Industry Days - MFFK Febiofest (2-8 March 2017). Juraj Lehotský’s second feature film Nina and Pavol Pekarčík’s first long documentary A Long Day will be released in 2017.
Juraj Lehotský, whose first film, the documentary Blind Loves (Artileria) premiered in Cannes Director’s Fortnight, sets the plot of his upcoming film in the world of an 11-year old girl going through the divorce of her parents. The only certainty in her life are her childish dreams and swimming.
„I wanted to tell a story from a child’s point of view“, said the director, who wrote the script of Nina together with Marek Leščák. The main characters are played by Robert Roth, Petra Fornay and Bibiana Nováková.
Punkchart Films is producing in coproduction with Czech endorfilm. The Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Creative Europe MEDIA, the Czech State Cinematography Fund and Bratislava Self-Governing Region are supporting. The total budget is 700,000 EUR.
„The final cut is done and we are working on grading. We alre also looking for a proper sales agent and where to set the world premiere“, Katarína Tomková from kaleidoscope and associate producer on Nina said during the Industry Days - MFFK Febiofest.
She also announced that the first long documentary by Pavol Pekarčík A Long Day / Dlhý deň will be released in summer 2017. The film is an observational documentary about hearing impaired children living on the edge of the society.
„The fact that my hearing impaired protagonist are Roma people, who are in general considered on the edge of the society, makes them a minority within a minority“, Pekarčík said during the Works in Progress presentation.
With an estimated budget of 165,000 EUR, A Long Day is produced by partizanfilm in coproduction with kaleidoscope. The Slovak Audiovisual Fund is supporting.
Pavol Pekarčík co-directed Velvet Terrorists (2013, Peter Kerekes Film) together with Peter Kerekes and Ivan Ostrochovský.
Director: Juraj LehotskýScriptwriters: Marek Leščák, Juraj LehotskýDoP: Noro HudecEditor: Radoslav DúbravskýMusic: Andrej KalinkaSound: Tobias PotočnýCast: Robert Roth, Petra Fornay, Bibiana Nováková