S E R V A N T S
BY IVAN OSTROCHOVSKÝ
The year is 1980. Michal and Juraj are students at a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Fearing the dissolution of their school, the tutors are moulding the seminarians into a shape satisfactory to the ruling Communist Party. Each of the young students must decide if he will give into the temptation and choose the easier way of collaborating with the regime, or if he will subject himself to draconian surveillance by the secret police.
SLOVAKIA | ROMANIA | CZECH REPUBLIC
IRELAND | DRAMA | 80' | 2020
SCRIPT: REBECCA LENKIEWICZ, MAREK LEŠČÁK
STARRING: SAMUEL SKYVA,
SAMUEL POLAKOVIČ, VLAD IVANOV
VLADIMIR STRNISKO, MILAN MIKULČIK
" THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE CHURCH'S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE COMMUNIST REGIME DURING THE COLD WAR "
PUNKCHART FILMS (SK), POINT FILM (RO), RADIO AND TELEVISION OF SLOVAKIA (SK), NEGATIV (CZ), FILM AND MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (IE), LIBRA FILM PRODUCTIONS (RO), HAI HUI ENTERTAINMENT (RO), SENTIMENTAL FILM (SK)
Ivan Ostrochovský, Born 1972 in Žilina, Slovak Republic. Graduated in documentary filmmaking at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. He directed a few short films and several short and feature-length documentaries, including the award-winning documentary “Zamatovi Teroristi / Velvet Terrorists”, which was shown in the goEast section Beyond Belonging in 2014. He is a co-owner and producer at Sentimentalfilm and Punkchart Films. “Goat / Koza” is his first full-length fiction film as a director.
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