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Nina

Nina

Synopsis

Director

Nina is 12. Her parents are getting a divorce and her world is falling apart before her eyes. Her mom and dad say they are only doing what is best for her, but in fact, they act as though they only cared for themselves. Nina doesn’t understand them. She feels abandoned and deceived – it’s like there is nothing left in the world that she could believe in. Her only security in life is competitive swimming. At the pool she finds calm and support and everything she lacks at home. When it looks like she won’t be able to attend a swimming competition, she makes a radical move.

„Pairing once again with co-writer Marek Lešcák, Lehotsky uses his sensibility as a documentarian to provide an intimate and touching journey of a family torn apart by resentment. First-timer Bibiana Nováková displays a wonderfully bewitching naturalism, bringing „Nina“ to life with the veiled happiness of childhood melancholy, while Petra Fornayová and Robert Roth deliver solid performances as parents caught in the turmoil of separation. From beneath its simple, linear story, „Nina“ emerges with an emotional richness that compels us all to look within and reassess our relationship with love.“ 
– Dimitri Eipides, Toronto Film Festival

Juraj Lehotsky

(b. 1975, Bratislava) studied documentary film directing at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava. He has directed a number of music videos and short documentaries. His first full-length documentary „Blind Loves“ has won many awards around the world and was screened also at PÖFF. His first full-length fiction film „Miracle“ won many awards and was screened also at PÖFF programme. „Nina“ is director’s third full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Slepe lasky (Armastus on pime, PÖFF 2008, doc)
  • Zázrak (Ime, PÖFF 2013)
  • Nina (2017)

Schedule

19.11.2017
19:30 - 20:52
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 031303
Sold out
24.11.2017
17:30 - 18:52
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 080603
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama

Film info

Countries: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Year: 2017
Duration: 82 minutes
Languages: Slovak, German
Director: Juraj Lehotsky
Producers: Katarina Tomkova, Ivan Ostrochovsky, Albert Malinovsky
Writers: Marek Lescak, Juraj Lehotsky
DOP: Norbert Hudec
Montage: Radoslav Dubravsky
Composer: Ales Brezina
Cast: Bibiana Novakova, Robert Roth, Petra Fornayova
Productions: Punkchart films, endorfilm
Festivals: Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Warsaw

Synopsis

Director

Nina is 12. Her parents are getting a divorce and her world is falling apart before her eyes. Her mom and dad say they are only doing what is best for her, but in fact, they act as though they only cared for themselves. Nina doesn’t understand them. She feels abandoned and deceived – it’s like there is nothing left in the world that she could believe in. Her only security in life is competitive swimming. At the pool she finds calm and support and everything she lacks at home. When it looks like she won’t be able to attend a swimming competition, she makes a radical move.

„Pairing once again with co-writer Marek Lešcák, Lehotsky uses his sensibility as a documentarian to provide an intimate and touching journey of a family torn apart by resentment. First-timer Bibiana Nováková displays a wonderfully bewitching naturalism, bringing „Nina“ to life with the veiled happiness of childhood melancholy, while Petra Fornayová and Robert Roth deliver solid performances as parents caught in the turmoil of separation. From beneath its simple, linear story, „Nina“ emerges with an emotional richness that compels us all to look within and reassess our relationship with love.“ 
– Dimitri Eipides, Toronto Film Festival

Juraj Lehotsky

(b. 1975, Bratislava) studied documentary film directing at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava. He has directed a number of music videos and short documentaries. His first full-length documentary „Blind Loves“ has won many awards around the world and was screened also at PÖFF. His first full-length fiction film „Miracle“ won many awards and was screened also at PÖFF programme. „Nina“ is director’s third full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Slepe lasky (Armastus on pime, PÖFF 2008, doc)
  • Zázrak (Ime, PÖFF 2013)
  • Nina (2017)