Archive of films Atlantis, 2003 / Atlantída, 2003
Slovak Republic / Czech Republic
2017, 30 min
Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
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?
About the director
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.
About the film
|Section:||Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow|
|Dir. of Photography:||Adam Mach|
|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|
Film Director / Producer
Film Institution Rep.