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by Marko Škop


The story of a woman fighting for her son. Many years ago she abandoned him for her career. Now she is coming out of rehab determined to rectify something for which she has lacked the courage for years.

Eva Nová (62) was one of the well-known actors of communist cinematography. In rehab, she was repeatedly told that her life has a purpose, but she just has to put everything in order. She is afraid that she won’t be able to cope but she is determined to fight. She returns to her small apartment with an old poster recalling her days of glory. She quickly tidies up and then immediately travels to visit her family.

Eva visits her son who lives in a small town where she put him as a child to be brought up by her parents, as her ex-husband, a film director, refused to adopt him. Her son Ďoďo(40) and her sick elder sister Maňka (70) reject her. Ďoďo sternly shows Eva out of the house. Maňka is his mother, he has got his family, his wife Helena (37), his children, and Eva is no part of it. She has become a piece of crap. She was only good for providing money, and she doesn’t even send that anymore.

Supposedly everyone deserves a second chance. The question is whether it isn’t too late…

international title: Eva Nová
original title: Eva Nová
country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
sales agent: Loco Films
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Marko Škop
film run: 106'
screenplay: Marko Škop
cast: Emília Vášáryová, Milan Ondrík, Anikó Vargová
cinematography by: Ján Meliš
film editing: František Krähenbiel
art director: Erika Gadus
costumes designer: Erika Gadus
producer: Marko Škop, Ján Meliš
production: Artileria, Sirius Film, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska
backing: Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, MEDIA Programme, Czech State Cinematography Fund


main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2015Discovery
Zurich Film Festival 2015 
Crossing Europe 2016 

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