Films

The Line

The Line, "Čiara"

Synopsis

Director

Adam Krajnák is head of the family and also boss of a gang of criminals smuggling cigarettes across the Slovak-Ukrainian border. In this close circle he plays the vital role of the confidant who takes care of everything, and also the principled and uncompromising leader whose self-assurance and temperament serve him well in decisive moments. The peaceful coexistence of these interconnected worlds, however, is threatened by increasing anxiety about the future after the construction of the external Schengen Area border. The failure of one of the illegal transports triggers an unstoppable avalanche of consequences that compels Krajnák to question his own boundaries, none of which he had planned on crossing until now.

Peter Bebjak’s direction introduces an infectious spark into his thriller crime story, ensuring it a status far removed from mere genre entertainment. The result is a universal human tale set in an environment that draws together different cultures, customs and destinies.

Hubert Poul, Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Peter Bebjak

(b. 1970) graduated from The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU), where he studied at the Departments of Acting and Film. Since 2011 he is a producer and director of DNA Production company and since 2012 he’s teacher at the Film and Television Department of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He is made couple of dance movies and TV-series. His third full-length feature film „The Cleaner“ was screened in PÖFF programme in 2015.

Filmography

  • Marhulový ostrov (2011)
  • Zlo (2012)
  • Cistic (Koristaja, PÖFF 2015)
  • Ciara (The Line, 2017)

Schedule

17.11.2017
21:15 - 23:03
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 011403
Sold out
26.11.2017
19:30 - 21:18
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 101802
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03.12.2017
17:15 - 19:03
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 170502
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama

Film info

Countries: Slovakia, Ukraine
Year: 2017
Duration: 108 minutes
Languages: Slovak, Ukrainian
Director: Peter Bebjak
Producer: Wanda Adamík-Hrycová
Writer: Peter Balko
DOP: Martin Žiaran
Montage: Marek Kráľovský
Composer: Slavo Solovic
Cast: Tomáš Maštalír, Emília Vášáryová, Andy Hryc, Zuzana Fialová, Eugen Libezňuk
Production: Wandal Production
Festivals: Karlovy Vary (Best Director), Odessa, Chicago

Synopsis

Director

Adam Krajnák is head of the family and also boss of a gang of criminals smuggling cigarettes across the Slovak-Ukrainian border. In this close circle he plays the vital role of the confidant who takes care of everything, and also the principled and uncompromising leader whose self-assurance and temperament serve him well in decisive moments. The peaceful coexistence of these interconnected worlds, however, is threatened by increasing anxiety about the future after the construction of the external Schengen Area border. The failure of one of the illegal transports triggers an unstoppable avalanche of consequences that compels Krajnák to question his own boundaries, none of which he had planned on crossing until now.

Peter Bebjak’s direction introduces an infectious spark into his thriller crime story, ensuring it a status far removed from mere genre entertainment. The result is a universal human tale set in an environment that draws together different cultures, customs and destinies.

Hubert Poul, Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Peter Bebjak

(b. 1970) graduated from The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU), where he studied at the Departments of Acting and Film. Since 2011 he is a producer and director of DNA Production company and since 2012 he’s teacher at the Film and Television Department of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He is made couple of dance movies and TV-series. His third full-length feature film „The Cleaner“ was screened in PÖFF programme in 2015.

Filmography

  • Marhulový ostrov (2011)
  • Zlo (2012)
  • Cistic (Koristaja, PÖFF 2015)
  • Ciara (The Line, 2017)