Filthy (2017)

About the film

Lena is a 17-year old from a normal family, experiencing her first love, secret night-time adventures, and magical mornings along the Danube.

Her dream world is shattered after being raped. Lena must set out on a journey that is not simply about coming of age, but a struggle with herself. Others misunderstand her, and will never quite get her. It is Lena who must grow up and realize that she is not the one who deserves punishment.

This fiction debut and the graduate movie of FAMU will be directed by Tereza Nvotová who is most known for her controversial documentaries, very popular also abroad.

The project is realized in the co-production with Radio and television of Slovakia, FAMU (CZ), Moloko Film (CZ), Magiclab (CZ) and Sleepwalker (CZ). The production was financially supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, by Czech Film Fund, by Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic and by Bratislava Self-Governing Region. The partner of the film is HBO Europe. The world sales agent is Film Republic.

 

 
 
 

Festivals and Awards

The world premiere of this film was held in January 2017 at 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Since then it has received this awards:

The Best Fiction Feature Film - 14th Neisse Film Festival, Germany
Blue Angel for Best Female Performance - 25th Art Film Fest, Košice, Slovakia
Audience Award JOJ Cinema for Best European Film  - 25th Art Film Fest, Košice, Slovakia
Golden Lynx for Best Fiction Feature Film - FEST - New Directors New Films 2017, Espinho, Portugal
AFCA Award for the Best Feature Film - Czech and Slovak Film Festival 2017, Australia
Meeting Point Best Feature Award - 62nd Semana International de Cine, Valladolid, Spain
Best Fiction Film - Famufest 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Best Cinematography - Famufest 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Best Realized Screenplay - Famufest 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Award of the Tatra banka Foundation for Art - Young Talent in the category Film and TV, Slovakia
Wiesbaden Youth Film Competition Award for young talent - Exground Film Festival 30, Wiesbaden, Germany
Audience Award - Exground Film Festival 30, Wiesbaden, Germany
Best Fiction Film - Czech Film Critics Award 2017, Czech Republic
Audience Award - Festival A l'est du nouveau! 2018, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France
Film Critics Award - Festival A l'est du nouveau! 2018, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France
Young Jury Award - Festival A l'est du nouveau! 2018, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

You could have seen Filthy at these festivals:

22nd International Film Festival Vilnius 2017, Lithuania
24th Febiofest - International Film Festival Prague 2017, Czech Republic
30th Finále Plzeň 2017, Czech Republic
GoEast Wiesbaden 2017, Germany
International Festival of Independent Cinema OffCamera Krakow 2017, Poland
14th Neisse Film Festival, Germany
57th Zlin Film Festival, Zlin, Czech Republic
16th Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
25th Art Film Fest, Košice, Slovakia
Valetta Film Festival 2017, Valetta, Malta
FEST - New Directors New Films 2017, Espinho, Portugal
52th Karlove Vary International Film Festival 2017, Czech Republic
Czech and Slovak Film Festival 2017, Melbourne, Cannbera, Australia
Cinema City Film Festival 2017, Novi Sad, Serbia
19th International Film Festival Film by the Sea, Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Sokołowsko Film Festival 2017, Poland
Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
10th Central and Eastern European Film Festival Cineast, Luxembourg, Luxemburg
15th Alice Nella Cittá - Roma Cinema Fest, Rome, Italy
62nd Semana International de Cine - Valladolid International Film Festival, Valladolid, Spain
Exground Film Festival 30, Wiesbaden, Germany
Famufest Inferno 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
19th International Film Festivall Norrkoping, Norway
39th Cairo International Film Festival 2017, Cairo, Egypt
21st Black Nights Film Festival 2017, Tallinn, Estonia
15th Chennai International Film Festival, Chennai, India
35th International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!, Poznań, Poland
Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2018, Santa Barbara, USA
Festival A l'est du nouveau! 2018, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

Authors

Director: Tereza Nvotová
Script: Barbora Námerová
Story: Barbora Námerová, Tereza Nvotová
Producers: BFILM (SK) - Peter Badač, Moloko film (CZ) - Miloš Lochman, Karel Chvojka, FAMU (CZ) - Ondřej Šejnoha 
Co-producers: RTVS - Tibor Búza, Magiclab (CZ) - Michal Křeček, Sleepwalker (CZ) - Ludvík Bohadlo
Line Producer: Dominika Fáberová
D.O.P.: Marek Dvořák
Costume Design, Production Design: Andrijana Trpković
Make-up Artist: Vladmír Wittgruber, Zuzana Peschlová
Editor: Jiří Brožek, Michal Lánský, Janka Vlčková
Sound Design: Jan Paul, Robert Slezák
Music: Pjoni

Cast: Dominika Morávková, Anna Rakovská, Róbert Jakab, Anna Šišková, Luboš Veselý, Patrik Holubář, Juliána Oľhová, Monika Potokárová, Ela Lehotská

 

Tereza Nvotová

Tereza (1988) grew up in Bratislava, now living in Prague. Studied at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University and Documentary Film Direction Department at FAMU in Prague. Now she finishes her master studies at Fiction Direction Department at FAMU.

She directed several documentaries for Czech TV and Slovak TV, her debut being feature documentary film Take It Jeasy! in 2009. She also wrote and hosted music TV show Knock Out about alternative club scene for Óčko, Czech music TV. She is also an actress, appeared in several feature films.

Filmography:

Filthy (feature film, 2017) 
~ The Best Fiction Feature Film - 14th Neisse Film Festival, Germany
Blue Angel for Best Female Performance - 25th Art Film Fest, Košice, Slovakia
Audience Award JOJ Cinema for Best European Film  - 25th Art Film Fest, Košice, Slovakia
Golden Lynx for Best Fiction Feature Film - FEST - New Directors New Films 2017, Espinho, Portugal
AFCA Award for the Best Feature Film - Czech and Slovak Film Festival 2017, Australia
Meeting Point Best Feature Award - 62nd Semana International de Cine, Valladolid, Spain
Best Fiction Film - Famufest 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Best Camera - Famufest 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Best Script - Famufest 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Mečiar (feature documentary film, 2017)
Discoland (short film, 2013)
Gypsy Superstar (short documentary, 2011)
In the garage (short documentary, 2010)
Players (mid-length fiction film, 2010)
Take it Jeasy (feature documentary, 2009)
Artificial Insight (short film, 2009)

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Contacts

Producer BFILM: Peter Badač – peter(at)bfilm.sk
Festivals and sales Film Republic: Ines Škrbić - ines(at)filmrepublic.biz
   

More information about the film you can find at the website www.spina.film

Presskit you can find here.

Presskit in slovak language you can find here.