Archive of films The House / Dom

Slovak Republic / Czech Republic
2011, 97 min

Section: Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch
Year: 2011

Ambitious teen Eva is about to graduate from high school and is eager to experience the world outside her pokey hometown. Meanwhile, her dour, controlling father is painstakingly building her a house on the family property. This contemporary drama makes universal the small, poignant moments of everyday life.


Synopsis

Small in scale but perfectly proportioned, contemporary drama The House marks talented Slovak director-writer Zuzana Liová as the equal of regional contemporaries such as Bohdan Sláma and Alice Nellis when it comes to making universal the small, poignant moments of everyday life. Remarkable for its depth of characterization, this sensitively observed, intelligently made realist tale of generational conflict, is set in a remote Slovak village where old grudges die hard. Ambitious teen Eva is about to graduate from high school and is eager to experience the world outside her pokey hometown. Meanwhile, her dour, controlling father is painstakingly building her a house on the family property. Liová’s tightly constructed screenplay makes meaningful looks and repeated gestures speak louder than words about expectations and desires.

About the director

Zuzana Liová (b. Žilina, Czechoslovakia, 1979), writer and director, studied scriptwriting and script editing at VŠMU, the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava, where she now teaches. She started her career as a script editor, and later shot several TV documentaries and co-scripted a TV series. In 2005, she wrote and directed the TV feature Silence, which received a number of awards. Poignant contemporary drama The House (2011) unfolds against the backdrop of post-communist society’s shifting values. Developed over nearly nine years, the script won the Tibor Vichta Award in Slovakia’s National Screenplay Contest, the Hartley Merill International Screenwriting Prize and the Krzysztof Kieślowski Award at ScripTeast.

Contacts

Fog'n'Desire Films
Voroněžská 24, 101 00, Praha 10
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 775 204 809
E-mail: viktor@fogndesirefilms.com, michal@fogndesirefilms.com
www: www.fogndesirefilms.com

Falcon a.s.
Radlická 1c/3185, 150 00, Praha 5
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 224 422 244
Fax: +420 224 422 240
E-mail: bradac@falcon.cz
www: www.falcon.cz

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch
   
Director: Zuzana Liová
Screenplay: Zuzana Liová
Dir. of Photography: Jan Baset Střítežský, Juraj Chlpík
Music: Walter Kraft
Editor: Anna Johnson Ryndová
Producer: Michal Kollár, Viktor Tauš
Production: Fog’n’Desire Films
Cast: Miroslav Krobot, Taťjana Medvecká, Judit Bárdos, Marián Mitaš, Lucia Jašková, Marek Gelberg, Ester Geislerová, Attila Mokos
Contact: Fog'n'Desire Films, Falcon a.s.
Distributor: Falcon a.s.
   
www: www.domfilm.sk

Guests

Zuzana Liová

Film Director

Taťjana Medvecká

Actor


Miroslav Krobot

Film Director, Actor

Michal Kollár

Producer


Viktor Tauš

Film Director, Producer

John Riley

Producer, Sales Agent


Svatava Peschková

Distributor

YouTube

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