Archive of films Atlantis, 2003 / Atlantída, 2003

Slovak Republic / Czech Republic
2017, 30 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2017

A young Ukrainian couple plan their getaway to Germany. It’s 2003, four years before Slovakia integrates into the Schengen Area. The Slovak-Ukrainian border is controlled by smugglers and human traffickers – Martin and Denisija have no idea of the traps that await them. They only have each other but they are willing to sacrifice much to fulfill their dream.


It’s 2003, four years before Slovakia becomes part of the Schengen Area. Today the border with Ukraine is one of Europe’s best guarded, but back then it was the playground of smugglers and human traffickers. Martin and Denisija dream of leaving Ukraine for Germany to begin a new life. Crossing the border brings unexpected complications, but the pair are willing to sacrifice a great deal to reach their destination. Atlantis, 2003 provides a chilling excursion to a recent past we should not forget, but it also asks a universal question: How responsible are we for each other?

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Michal Blaško

Michal Blaško (b. 1989, Bratislava) is studying film and television directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU). His short movie Fear (2015), a coproduction with Prague’s FAMU, premiered at the San Sebastián IFF and went on to win a variety of international awards. His bachelor project Atlantis, 2003 was selected for the Cinéfondation section at the 70th International Cannes Film Festival.


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Michal Blaško
Screenplay: Michal Blaško
Dir. of Photography: Adam Mach
Music: Ivan Ďurkech
Editor: Petr Hasalík
Art Director: Sofie Othmanová
Production: Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU)
Cast: Elizaveta Maximová, Levan Mania, Vladislav Šarišský
Sales: New Europe Film Sales
Contact: Slovenský filmový ústav / Slovak Film Institute, Michal Blaško


Michal Blaško

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