Eva Nová

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Eva Nová

Directed by Marko Škop

  • Slovak Republic 2015; 106 min
  • Original version: Slovak
  • Genre: Drama
    • FIPRESCI Prize (Discovery Section) - Toronto IFF
    • Honorable Mention for Acting (Emília Vášáryová) - goEast FF
    • Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Emília Vášaryová), Best Actor (Milan Ondrík) - Sun in a Net Awards
    • Special Mention (Parallels and Encounters) - FF Palić

  • Slovakia's submission for the Academy Awards

Synopsis

The story of a woman fighting for her son. Many years ago she abandoned him for her career. Now she is coming out of rehab determined to rectify something for which she has lacked the courage for years.

Director's Statement

The size of the eyes, the shape of the hands or the timbre of the voice… We get them in the genes from our parents and we put them in our own children. We repeat our predecessors. And our children repeat us. From generation to generation, we also transfer mental connections, patterns of behaviour, a spiritual code. I am interested in the issue of family transfers, especially the topic of hereditary guilt. In good and in bad.

I tried to get immersed in the intimacy of a family. I believe that, despite all the mistakes, we people still have the possibility to embrace, no matter how clumsy the hug may be. Because only love — without useless sentiment — is able to really redeem us.

Production

  • CEO

    Marko Skop 

International Sales

  • LOCO FILMS

    Florencia Gil