Nina

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    Nina

    Directed by

    Czech Republic, Slovak Republic

    2017

    82 min

    • German
    • Slovak

    Drama

    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…

    Awards

    • Best First or Second Work by a Director - Cairo IFF
    • FIPRESCI Prize - Warsaw IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Bibiana Nováková
    Robert Roth
    Petra Fornayová
    Josef Kleindienst
    Miroslav Pollak
    Simona Kuchynková
    Tomáš Klobučník
    Screenplay
    Marek Leščák
    Juraj Lehotský
    Cinematography
    Norbert Hudec
    Editing
    Radoslav Dubravský
    Music
    Aleš Březina

    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.

    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET
    Production
    KALEIDOSCOPE

    Press

    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