10/23, 22:30 · Baj Pomorski – hall A
Her name is Dorota. It means God’s gift. But her search for a better life in a town far from home is closer to being a gift from the devil. In her raw and the same time tender debut, the director combines her skills in both documentary film and animation. The film’s plot reflects the authenticity of real surroundings in which non-actors portray themselves. As director put is: “Dorota comes from a small Slovak village and does not have much to choose from. She decides to work as a seamstress in a town on the Czech-German border, where her dreams slowly turn to ash. The story of her life in Aš is a mundane and everyday one. My priority was to most truthfully capture the motives of the girls in Aš towards making these harsh, life changing decisions, which on the surface can come across as immoral.”
|Screenplay:||Iveta Grófová, Marek Leščák|
|Editing:||Maroš Šlapeta,Anton Fabian, Peter Morávek, Marek Kráľovský|
|Cast:||Dorota Billá, Silvia Halušicová, Robin Horký|
|Awards:||Film otwarcia / Opening film – Sekcja Zachodnia na MFF w Karlowych Warach / West section of Karlovy Vary IFF (2012); Oficjalny słowacki kandydat do 85 edycji ceremonii rozdania Oscarów w kategorii Najlepszy Film Obcojęzyczny / Slovakia’s Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Award for the 85th Academy Awards|
Iveta Grófová was born in 1980 inTrenčín, Slovak Republic.Graduated from the Faculty of Animated Film (2004) and the Faculty of Documentary Film (2009) at the Bratislava’s Academy of Performing Arts. Directed short documentary: At Least (2003), The Politics of Quality(2005), Goodbye Party (2005), Guest Workers (2007) and the short animation There Was 11 of Us (2004). Made in Ash is her debut fiction feature.