Nina by Juraj Lehotský to premiere at the Karlovy Vary IFF


The 52nd edition of the prestigious Karlovy Vary IFF, running June 30 – July 8, 2017 in Czech Republic, will present the second feature film by established filmmaker Juraj Lehotský in a world premiere.


Nina is a story of a 12 year old girl - her parents are getting a divorce and her world is falling apart before her eyes. Her mom and dad say they are only doing what is best for her, but in fact, they act as though they only cared for themselves. Nina doesn't understand them. She feels abandoned and deceived – it's like there is nothing left in the world that she could believe in. Her only security in life is competitive swimming. At the pool she finds calm and support and everything she lacks at home. When it looks like she won't be able to attend a swimming competition, she makes a radical move. 


Nina will compete in the East of the West section of the festival, where Lehotský presented his debut feature Miracle (2013) and received the Special Mention of the Jury four years ago. The main characters of Nina and her parents are portrayed by actor Robert Roth, dancer Petra Fornayová and by the child actress Bibiana Nováková. The script was co-written by Marek Leščák and Juraj Lehotský, who collaborated on Lehotský's previous films – Blind Loves and Miracle – before. 


The film was supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech State Cinematography Fund, by the Creative Europe MEDIA program and by the Bratislava Municipality Fund.