Slovak 107 Mothers goes to Venice

    We are thrilled to announce that Slovak film 107 Mothers will world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021). The Peter Kerekes' fiction debut produced by well established production company Punkchart films will compete with 18 titles in the Orizzonti section, dedicated to films that represent the lastest aesthetic and expressive trends in the international cinema.

    A boy is born in a women's prison, starting the clock on a three-year countdown during which his mother, Lesya, must find a way of preventing her son from ending up in an orphanage

    Orizzonti | World Premiere
    SK – CZ – UA | 2021 | 93 min. | fiction

    Director: Peter Kerekes
    Story: Ivan Ostrochovský
    Screenplay: Ivan Ostrochovský, Peter Kerekes
    Cinematography: Martin Kollar
    Editors: Martin Piga, Thomas Ernst
    Music: Lucia Chuťková
    Sound: Tobiáš Potočný

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    Production company: Punkchart films (SK)
    Co-production companies: Radio and Television Slovakia (SK), endorfilm (CZ), Arthouse Traffic (UA), Peter Kerekes (SK), Hypermarket Film (CZ)
    Support: Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Eurimages, Czech Film Fund, Ministry of Culture of Ukraine


    Lesya has committed a crime of passion which brings her a seven-year sentence in one of Odessa’s women’s correctional facilities. She has just given birth to her first child, and now she is entering a world populated only by women: inmates, nurses and wardens, women of all ages, wives and widows, daughters, sisters, pregnant women, and women with children. If not for the color of the uniform, it would sometimes be hard to tell who is who.


    Pass Holders:
    09/01 19:45 Sala Casinò
    09/01 22:00 Sala Volpi
    09/02 14:00 PalaBiennale
    09/02 14:15 Sala Darsena
    09/03 09:15 Sala Casinò
    09/03 11:00 Sala Volpi
    09/03 14:15 Sala Casinò
    09/03 17:00 Sala Volpi

    09/02 14:00 PalaBiennale
    09/02 14:15 Sala Darsena


    Peter Kerekes was born in Košice, Slovakia, and graduated from the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, earning a degree in film directing.
    In 2003, he directed and produced his debut feature documentary, 66 Seasons, which became a festival hit and won several awards, including the Best Film Award at DocAviv.

    His next feature documentary, Cooking History (2009), received the Prix Arte nomination for Best Documentary at the European Film Awards, among other plaudits.
    Kerekes's 2013 feature documentary, Velvet Terrorists, co-directed by Pavol Pekarčík and Ivan Ostrochovský, won the FEDEORA Award at the Karlovy Vary IFF and celebrated its international premiere at the Berlinale Forum, winning the Tagesspiegel Readers’ Award.

    Selected filmography
    2021: Cenzorka - feature
    2018: Baťa, první globalista - television documentary
    2014: Slovensko 2.0 - feature omnibus (segment: Druhý pokus)
    2013: Zamatoví teroristi - feature documentary
    2009: Ako sa varia dejiny - feature documentary
    2004: Über die Grenze - Fünf Ansichten von Nachbarn - feature omnibus (segment: Pomocníci)
    2003: 66 sezón - feature documentary
    1998: Ladomírske morytáty a legendy - mid-length documentary

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    Last modified on 30-08-2021