PRODUCTION: Long-awaited Slovak/Czech/Macedonian Drama Piargy in Postproduction

    Piargy by Ivo Trajkov Piargy by Ivo Trajkov photo: Mayo Hirc

    BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Macedonian historical drama Piargy / Fašiangy, which started first shooting in May 2016, is in postproduction. The film, based on a short story by Slovak writer František Švantner, is directed by Czech Ivo Trajkov. 

    „Right now we are in postproduction with the picture, editing and special effects, and we are waiting for a big amount of snow for the last two of the 45 shooting days,“ producer Silvia Panáková from ARINA told FNE.

    The story of the film, which is being shot in black and white, is set in the small mountain village of Piargy on the Slovak border in 1939. The mysterious drama about the rebirth of the Antichrist reflects on human suffering and is a metaphorical allusion to the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah.

    The main shooting of the four-season film took place during the summer and autumn of 2018 in the Czech Republic (Třebíč) and diferent parts of Slovakia (Martin, Banská Štiavnica, Sitno, Bratislava, Lozorno, Terchová, Krahule).

    Piargy is coproduced by the Czech company i/o post, Story Scope of North Macedonia and RTVS. The estimated budget is 1.6 m EUR. The film was supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech Film Fund, North Macedonia Film Agency, RTVS and the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.

    The release is set for 2021 and the film will be distributed in Slovakia and the Czech Republic by CINEMART.

    Production information:

    ARINA (Slovakia)
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    Piargy by Ivo Trajkov, photo: Mayo HircCoproducer:
    i/o post (Czech Republic)
    Story Scope Production (Macedonia)
    RTVS (Slovakia)

    Director: Ivo Trajkov
    Story based on: František Švantner
    Screenplay: Jana Skořepová, Ivo Trajkov
    DoP: Peter Bencsík
    Editor: Michal Reich
    Set Design: Tomáš Berka
    Costumes: Anita Hroššová
    Sound: Peter Kučera
    Casting: Judit Bárdos, Attila Mokoš, Jana Kvantíková, Daniel Fischer, Marián Geišberg, Ivan Martinka, Lucia Klein Svoboda, Jana Oľhová, Lucia Siposová, Peter Nádasdi, Verica Nedeska