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Synopsis

Filthy is the story of the 17-year-old Lena. She falls in love with a boy for the first time and longs for freedom and adventure. But her world is shattered in a cruel way, when her teacher, who is the crush of all her classmates, rapes her in her own apartment. Instead of sharing her trauma with others, Lena keeps it a secret, even from her best friend. Her repressed feelings result in a suicide attempt, and Lena ends up in a mental institution. Among other equally misunderstood adolescents, she realises that she isn’t alone in her situation. When her roommate – the only person in the hospital that Lena actually likes – hangs herself, Lena hits rock bottom. After electroshock therapy, she feels better for a while, but she soon fails at trying to return to the life she once knew. Filthy, the repeatedly awarded, poignant feature film debut of the Slovakian director Tereza Nvotová, is a disturbing film which – according to the artist – dispels the myth of rape always having to do with “dark streets, short skirts and cruel strangers. In reality, most abuses happen behind the doors of our own homes. I think it’s time to break the silence about the topic of rape and allow victims to become survivors.”

Guests

Tereza Nvotová

Tereza Nvotová

Director and Screenwriter Filthy
In Vienna: April 16-17

Barbora Námerová

Barbora Námerová

Writer Filthy
In Vienna: April 16-17

Moderator

Christin Amy Artner

Christin Amy Artner

Moderator film program

Filthy

Original Title

Špina

Director

Tereza Nvotová

Script

Barbora Námerová, Tereza Nvotová

Actors

Dominika Morávková, Anna Rakovská, Róbert Jakab

Genre

Feature film

Category

Promising debuts competition

Country

Slovakia, Czech Republic

Year

2017

Language

Slovak with Engl. sub.

Running time

87 min.

Distribution/Contact

Film Republic

Dates

Monday 16.04.

19:15 Village Cinema 3

Tuesday 17.04.

16:15 Actors Studio 2

Thursday 19.04.

15:30 Actors Studio 2