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by Matěj Chlupáček


Together with her husband she came to build a utopian world in the middle of pure nature. Helena, the pregnant wife of the factory manager, is about to give birth and her family is facing a rosy future in a modern city. But all her illusions will soon perish. All it takes is the dead body of a newborn hermaphrodite to be found in the middle of their factory. Helena needs to find out what happened here for the safety of her own child, but she runs into her own prejudices... The story is inspired by the true story of intersex people in the 1930s, shortly before the war destroyed everything.

international title: We Have Never Been Modern
original title: Úsvit
country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
sales agent: LevelK
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Matěj Chlupáček
film run: 117'
screenplay: Miro Šifra
cast: Eliška Křenková, Miloslav König, Milan Ondrík, Richard Langdon, Martha Issová, Luboš Veselý, Ladislav Hampl, Marian Mitas
cinematography by: Martin Douba
film editing: Pavel Hrdlicka
art director: Henrich Boraros
music: Simon Goff
producer: Maja Hamplová, Matěj Chlupáček
production: Barletta Production

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