Archive Cinema City 2012.

The House

Dom

Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Year: 2011
Duration: 97 min

Director: Zuzana Liova
Scenario: Zuzana Liova

Cast: Miroslav Krobot, Judit Bardos, Marian Mitas, Tatjana Medvecka

Programme selection: Exit Point

sk, cs, en, sr


Synopsis:

“The
 House”
 tells
 the
 story
 of
 an 
imperfect
 man’s 
dream
 of 
a 
perfect family.
 Imrich 
builds 
a 
house 
for 
each 
of 
his 
daughters.
 In 
his 
own 
backyard. When
 his
 older 
daughter 
Jana 
became
 pregnant
 at 
the 
tender 
age 
of 
18, 
Imrich 
threw
 her 
out, 
stopped
 building
 her 
house 
and 
focused
 all 
his 
energy
 on 
building
 a 
second
 house
 for
 the
 younger
 Eva.
 What
 was
 once
 a
 small
 girl’s
 innocent 
drawing
 of
 a
 dream
 has 
now 
become
 a
 nightmare 
for 
the 
teenage
 Eva. She
 is 
forced 
to 
work 
on 
the 
construction 
of 
her 
“gift”. 
Every
day, 
every 
free 
minute.
 Eva 
dreams 
rebelliously 
of 
love 
and
 the 
world 
beyond
 the 
walls 
built
 by 
her 
father.
 Her 
scandalous
 affair
 with 
a 
married
 teacher
 begins 
a 
painful
 process
 of
 awakening
 for
 each
 member
 of
 this
 family
 that
 hasn’t
 been
 able
 to
 communicate 
for 
a 
long
 time.

Director:

Zuzana Liova studied screenwriting at VSMU (The Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava), then worked as a script editor and copywriter for Slovak television. She currently lectures in the screenwriting Department of VSMU. “The House” (2011) is her second film, first was “Silence” (2005).

 

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