Milan (40) has three children and does construction work in Germany in order to provide for his family in Slovakia. While visiting his home over Christmas he discovers that his eldest son Adam is a member of a para-military youth group. The boy is involved in bullying and the death of a class-mate. The father has to decide what to do. In this process, along with his wife, he comes to discover the real truth about their son, their family, themselves and the community around them.
Marko Škop (b. 1974, Prešov, Slovakia) was awarded degrees in Journalism and in Film Direction in Bratislava, Slovakia, and gained his PhD in Mass Media from the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University (2005). His full-length documentary directorial debut Other Worlds (2006) won a Special Mention from the Jury at Karlovy Vary IFF and was the first-ever documentary in the festival’s history to win the Audience Award. Marko Škop was the script consultant and producer of the film Blind Loves by Juraj Lehotský, which had its world première in Cannes at the Director’s Fortnight and won the CICAE Art Cinema Award in 2008. His second directorial full-length documentary film Osadné (2009) was awarded Best Documentary at the Karlovy Vary IFF. His first feature film Eva Nová (2015) premiered at Toronto IFF, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.
Monday 21: Cervantes Theater, 4.30 pm
Wednesday 23: Zorrilla Theater, 10.00 pm