Filthy

  • 88'
  • Czech Republic
  • 2017
Teenage Lena’s relatively carefree, dreamy existence is roughly shattered by a rape. The perpetrator? Her charming teacher, who is able to wind everyone round his finger. Lena can’t or daren’t tell anyone what has happened – not even her best friend. Instead, she undertakes a desperate suicide attempt. Subsequently admitted to the youth ward of a psychiatric hospital, the major questions she faces are: who will believe you, and can you prove what happened? However, Lena discovers that she is not alone. 
This powerful, intimate portrait of a girl on the cusp of adulthood tells the story from Lena’s perspective, including teenage dreams, silliness and family hassles. A visually powerful feature debut – this is Nvotová’s graduation film from FAMU – in which the filmmaker, screenwriter and lead actor effectively and convincingly reach the painful heart of the matter: the shame and disbelief rape victims so often have to deal with.
Director
Tereza Nvotová
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Czech Republic, Slovakia
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
88'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Špína
Language
Slovak
Producers
Milos Lochman, Peter Badac / B Film
Production Companies
moloko film, B Film
Sales
moloko film
Screenplay
Barbora Námerová
Cinematography
Marek Dvořák
Editor
Jiří Brožek, Michal Lánský, Janka Vlčková
Production Design
Andrijana Trpković
Sound Design
Ludvík Bohadlo
Music
Jonatan Pastirčák, Adam Matej
Cast
Dominika Morávková, Anna Rakovská, Róbert Jakab, Patrik Holubář, Anna Šišková