BRATISLAVA: The dance film Backstage will screen in the 5th Slovak Film Week, the showcase of domestic production organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy in Bratislava from 6 to 12 April 2019. The film, directed by Andrea Sedláčková, was released in domestic cinemas in March 2018 and premiered in the main competition of the 58th Zlin IFF.
Backstage tells the story of a talented dance group from a small Slovak town, which strives for a breakthrough in the showbusiness. But once they enter this crazy world and take part in a TV dance competition, their friendship, loves and outlook on life are changed. Backstage is about passion for dance, the power of friendship, dreaming big and the sacrifices you have to make to achieve your goals.
Distributed by Bontonfilm, the film is targeted at a young audience. "It's a film about young people, I've always enjoyed it. I've met a world that I don't know and I've had the opportunity to make an optimistic film, because most of my films are pretty depressing," said director Andrea Sedláčková.
With 64,029 admissions and 327,644 EUR in box office, Backstage ranked in first place among the Slovak majority and minority coproductions released domestically in 2018.
This Slovak/Czech coproduction was produced by ARINA in coproduction with RTVS, Bontonfilm and In Vestito, and supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.
Coproducers:RTVS (Slovakia)Bontonfilm (Czech Republic)In Vestito (Slovakia)
Credits:Director: Andrea SedláčkováScriptwriters: Naďa Clontz, Andrea SedláčkováDoP: Tomáš Juríček, Tomáš StanekEditor: Adam DvořákMusic: Viktor Hazard, Jan P. MuchowSet design: Michal Skrak, Jaroslav HolotaCostumes: Ján KocmanSound: Ján Baláž, Lukáš MoudrýCast: Mária Havranová, Tony Porucha, Ondrej Hraška, Dušan Kaprálik, Natália Baloghová