Nina

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Nina

Directed by Juraj Lehotský

  • Czech Republic, Slovak Republic 2017; 82 min
  • Original version: German, Slovak
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best First or Second Work by a Director - Cairo IFF
    • FIPRESCI Prize - Warsaw IFF

Synopsis

Nina is twelve years old and her world has just been shattered to smithereens: Her parents’ marriage has broken down and they are getting a divorce. The two people who, until now, had been her strongest support are no longer able to communicate with one another, and Nina can only watch in misery as they argue to their last breath. The only certainty in her life at this juncture is her competitive swimming, but when her participation in the races is jeopardised she decides to make a radical move…

Director's Statement

When I frst conceived of this flm, I was thinking about the theme of forgiveness. The flm follows a difcult episode in the life of a small family. Love is on the retreat, anger and resentment are winning over. I was also thinking about how children, in their innocence, can fnd beauty in the world despite facing great odds. I wanted to examine the emotions of a child who wants to love both her parents equally but can't. I hoped to use this story to probe the depths of our souls and hold up a mirror to us - parents. I wanted to fnd a key to when and how we can start to forgive and live our lives better.

Production

  • KALEIDOSCOPE

    Katarína Tomková 

International Sales

  • ALPHA VIOLET

    Virginie Devesa, Keiko Funato