The Line named Best Slovakian Film at The Sun in a Net
- Peter Bebjak’s crime-drama took home the top honour from Slovakia’s annual domestic awards
The Slovakian annual film awards, The Sun in a Net, which spotlight the most remarkable offerings in the domestic production landscape, belonged to The Line [+see also:
interview: Andrey Yermak
interview: Peter Bebjak
film profile], a crime-drama by Peter Bebjak. Bebjak took home the Best Director Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (see the news), where the movie was unveiled as a world premiere, and was picked by the Slovak Film and Television Academy to represent the country at the Oscars in the Best Foreign-language Film category (see the news). After a resounding domestic success at the box office (see the news), The Line has now been named Best Film at The Sun in a Net ceremony.
Not only did The Line win the top prize, but Bebjak was also lauded as Best Director, his collaborators Marek Kráľovský, Viktor Krivosudský and Slavo Solovič were crowned with the Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Music Awards, respectively, while lead actor Tomáš Maštalír was dubbed Best Actor. Among the other victors were the documentary A Hole in the Head [+see also:
interview: Robert Kirchhoff
film profile] by Robert Kirchhoff, which investigates the Roma holocaust, and Katarína Kerekesová, who produced and directed the series The Websters, which came out on top in the Best Animation category.
Two domestic films that received considerable exposure on the international circuit and which both narrate a story from the perspective of a child – the Crystal Bear-winning coming-of-age drama Little Harbour [+see also:
interview: Iveta Grófová
film profile] by Iveta Grófová and the family drama Nina [+see also:
interview: Juraj Lehotský
film profile] by Juraj Lehotský, screened at Toronto – were not overlooked. Little Harbour won Best Script, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction, while Robert Roth received the Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance as the father in Nina.
Katarína Štrbová Bieliková won the Best Costumes trophy for her work on Václav Kadrnka’s medieval road movie about the Children’s Crusade, Little Crusader [+see also:
interview: Václav Kadrnka
film profile], another high-grossing domestic film, Kidnapping [+see also:
film profile], netted the Best Make-up Award, while Zuzana Kronerová and Judit Bárdos were lauded for their performances: Kronerová as the lead in Ice Mother [+see also:
film profile] and Bárdos as a supporting actress in György Kristóf’s ambitious feature debut, Out [+see also:
interview: György Kristóf
Here is the complete list of winners:
Hero Dadd (episode of The Websters) – Katarína Kerekesová
Peter Bebjak – The Line
Denisa Buranová – Little Harbour
Marek Kráľovský – The Line
Viktor Krivosudský – The Line
Slavo Solovič – The Line
Best Art Direction
Denisa Buranová, Iveta Grófová, Miroslav Král, Iva Němcová – Little Harbour
Tomáš Maštalír – The Line
Award for Exceptional Contribution to Slovakian Cinema
Roman Rjachovský, Viliam Gruska
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