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Slovak Film News: Toronto IFF & EFA Selection

Press releases 2017-09-06
Nina by Juraj Lehotský Nina by Juraj Lehotský

NINA and MAGIC MOMENTS at Toronto IFF September 7– 17, 2017

We are delighted to inform you that two Slovak films made it to Toronto IFF.

Contemporary World Cinema features coming-of-age story Nina by Juraj Lehotský. Nina tells a story of twelve-year-old girl and her parents who are getting a divorce. Nina’s world is falling apart before her eyes and she feels abandoned and deceived. Her only security in life is competitive swimming.

Sept 09 > 7:30pm > Scotia 7
Sept 10 > 6:30pm > Scotia 11
Sept 12 > 9:30pm > Scotia 10
Sept 17 > 9:00am > Scotia 9

Juraj Lehotský will introduce the film personally on Sept 10.

In the Short Cuts programme a short student film Magic Moments by Martina Buchelová will be presented in its world premiere. This clever short reveals a life of two sisters whose parents struggle to earn money. Sisters basically take care of each other alone and thanks to the bond they have, they might have already won over the shit of life.

Martina Buchelová´s previous works has been screened at many international festivals and in 2015 she was selected for Future Frames 2015: Ten New Filmmakers to Follow at Karlovy Vary IFF.

Sept 07 > 9:15pm > Scotia 2
Sept 08 > 9:00am > Scotia 5
Sept 14 > 6:30pm > Scotia 10

Martina Buchelová and crew will present at the screenings on Sept 7 and Sept 14.

Read more on Slovak films in Toronto here

Additionaly, THE TEACHER features the Selection for 30th European Film Awards.
Although the film was not the Slovak National Nomination EFA decided to include the film on this year’s selection list of 51 films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards. Actually  the list includes three Slovak films: Slovak majority The Teacher (d. Jan Hřebejk), and two minority co-productions Ice Mother (d. Bohdan Sláma) and Spoor (d. Agnieszka Holland).

Read more on the EFA’s Selection here