Marko Škop (b. 1974, Prešov, Czechoslovakia), director, screenwriter, and producer, graduated in journalism from Comenius University (1986) and in documentary filmmaking from the Academy of Performing Arts (2001), both in Bratislava. Since 1998 he has shot six documentaries, including two feature-length docs (Other Worlds / Iné svety, 2006; Osadné, 2009) that took awards at Karlovy Vary and several other festivals. Inventively mixing irony, humor, poetry, elements of the absurd, and existential contemplation, the films take up the conflict between the region’s vanishing culture and the multiple pressures of the contemporary world. He began his gradual shift toward drama with the Croatian version of the world-renowned series “In Treatment” for Croatian television (2013), confirming it with his feature debut Eva Nová (2015).
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016