FICTION | Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany | 2019 | 91 MINUTES

Directed by Michal Blasko

Irina is an immigrant single mother from Ukraine living in a small Czech town. One day, her son is assaulted and severely injured. While the police investigate the crime, the whole town stands up in solidarity with the mother and son and condemns their Roma neighbors, who are allegedly responsible for the assault. After Irina’s son wakes up in hospital, the truth about his incident begins to emerge. At the same time, a political campaign is gaining momentum in town, and different actors from media, politics and civil society strategically manipulate reality to their own ends. Truth and lies become difficult to tell apart. As a caring mother trying to make a new life for herself in a foreign country, Irina has to contend with the xenophobia, discrimination, and prejudice around her. Torn between protecting her family and searching for the truth, she is ultimately forced to make a fateful decision.


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World Premiere

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Vita Smachelyuk, Gleb Kuchuk

Igor Chmela

Production Company Nutprodukcia,

Nutprodukce, Electric Sheep GmbH
Producer Jakub Viktorin
Co-Producers Saar Yogev,
Naomi Levari, Michael Reuter

Directed by Michal Blaski

Written by Jakub Medvecky
Cinematography Adam Mach
Sound Clemens Endreß

Production Designer Stella Šonková

Festivals & Awards

Venice IFF 2022

Toronto IFF 2022

Busan IFF 2022
Hamburg FilmFest Germany 2022
Cairo IFF