EXCLUSIVE: Poster for Karlovy Vary competition title Borders of Love
- The long-awaited feature debut by Polish-born, Czech-based filmmaker Tomasz Wiński is a film that goes beyond the sexual conventions of heterosexual couples and the predominance of monogamy
Hana (Hana Vagnerová) is starting to feel that her relationship with Petr (Matyáš Řezníček) is getting into a rut. So she decides to liven things up and starts sharing her erotic fantasies and secret desires with him. It’s just a small step from words to action. Soon they are exploring their own intimacy, trying experiences with other partners and increasingly pushing the limits of just how far they can go in love and sex. However, such an experiment with freedom can easily get out of hand...
This is the synopsis of Borders of Love [+see also:
interview: Tomasz Wiński
film profile], directed by Polish-born, Czech-based filmmaker Tomasz Wiński and selected for the Competition of the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
In the words of the director, "our film probes the intimacy of a couple who, through video confessions, explore the limits of honesty in an open relationship. We are interested in what the characters do not say, what they are reticent to divulge, what emotions they suppress and when these emotions are finally let out. We examine the boundaries and meaning of their honesty, we talk about the fragility of trust and repressed feelings, about what happens when we simply pretend for a long time and deny strong negative emotions in a relationship. And about whether we are capable or should even attempt to be completely honest with each other at all."
The film was produced by Czech outfits Endorfilm and One Way Ticket Films, and co-produced by Pink Productions and Czech Television - Česká televize, as well as Poland's Lava Films. It's sold internationally by French world sales agent Loco Films and it will be released in the Czech Republic by Aerofilms.
Check out our exclusive poster below:
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