KOSICE: Juraj Lehotský’s first feature film Nina will screen in the Slovak Season section of the 26th Art Film Fest, which runs 15 – 23 June in the Eastern Slovak city of Kosice.
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 certainties in her life are her childish dreams and swimming.
The main characters are played by Bibiana Nováková, Petra Fornayová and Robert Roth, who won a Sun in a Net (Slovakia’s annual film awards) prize for acting.
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.
Nina 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.
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 Lehotský Scripwriters: Marek Leščák, Juraj Lehotský DoP: Noro Hudec Editor: Radoslav Dúbravský Music: Aleš Brezina Set Design: Juraj Fábry Costumes: Martina Selnekovičová Sound: Tobiáš Potočný Cast: Bibiana Nováková, Petra Fornayová, Robert Roth