Miracle

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    Miracle

    Zázrak

    Directed by

    Czech Republic, Slovakia

    2013

    78 min

    • Slovak

    Drama

    Forced into a correctional facility by her mother, fifteen-year old Ela is a troubled teenager trapped by the confines of authority. Cut off from the outside world, she keeps to herself, preferring to spend her time in solitude writing letters to her thirty-year-old security-guard boyfriend, Roby. After escaping during New Year's celebrations, she moves in with him, in the garage below the train tracks he calls home. Ela is willing to look past his drug addiction and lack of prospects, going so far as to offer to sell her body in a scheme that would wipe away his debt. Although she succeeds, she is disillusioned by Roby's apathy and returns to the correctional facility where, pinballing from one unstable relationship to another and hardened by the necessity of relying on herself in the real world, Ela is faced with a life-changing decision.

    Awards

    • East of West Award - Special Mention- Karlovy Vary IFF
    • Best Film - Arras IFF
    • Best Actress - Vilnius IFF
    • Special Prize for an Outstanding Actress - Cottbus FF

    Credits

    Cast
    Michaela Bendulová
    Robert Roth
    Katarína Feldeková
    Screenplay
    Juraj Lehotský
    Marek Leščák
    Cinematography
    Noro Hudec
    Editing
    Marek Šulík
    Music
    Martin Burlas
    Production
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    Press

    ...a well-rounded film with powerful emotion.

    Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

    Juraj Lehotský

    Juraj Lehotský

    Juraj Lehotský was born in Slovakia and studied documentary film directing at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava.

    Selected Filmography