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by Iveta Grófová


A Romany girl named Dorota has just graduated from high school and she’s eager for life to begin. In Eastern Slovakia where she lives, however, happiness is not just waiting around the corner. So with a heavy heart she bids farewell to her boyfriend and, like so many others from her region, heads for work in the Western Bohemian town of Aš. The small border town with its Czech-German textile factory has become the hope of scores of Slovaks and Ukrainians looking for a better livelihood. But beyond the wages, such as they are, Aš can only promise her assembly line drudgery, long shifts, and unappealing accommodations. Like her peers, Dorota just wants to have fun and enjoy life a little.…

international title: Made in Ash
original title: Až do mesta Aš
country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Iveta Grófová
film run: 84'
release date: CZ 15/11/2012, DE 11/06/2015
screenplay: Iveta Grófová, Marek Lešcák
cast: Dorotka Bílá, Silvia Halušicová, Robin Schmidt, Jarka Bučincová, Mária Bílá
cinematography by: Viera Bačíková
film editing: Maroš Šlapeta
music: Matej Hlaváč
producer: Barbara Kipsová, Jiri Konecny, Ivan Ostrochovský
production: Protos Productions, Endorfilm, Punkchart Films, Czech Television, partizanfilm, atelier.doc
distributor: CinemArt, Peripher Filmverleih


main awards/selection

Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012
Turin Film Festival 2012
Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons 2013
Transylvania International Film Festival 2013

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