Nvota’s Music is on in Bratislava
by Sakis Kontos
A tough journey into a world of emotional instability, jealousy and destructive relationships. This is the logline behind Juraj Nvota new tragic comedy Music (“Muzika”) which has started filming in Bratislava, 1 October. It is the story of three young people at the end of the 1970s, at the heat of the communist rule; a couple that try to discover the truth about their relationship and that of the husband with a third person.
“It is neither a comedy nor a drama; it’s a stereotypical film about ‘sinful’ people. It can be funny but it even amazed me how much cruelty there is in this” commented Nvota (Cruel Joy – “Krute radosti”) about the script that Ondrej Sulaj adapted from a book by Peter Pistanek.
Lubos Kolsteny, Tanja Pauhofová and Dorota Nvotová hold the leading roles in the film that is produced by Marian Urban of ALEF Film, a company that was involved in the 2004 Oscar nominated film Zelary, in co-production with the German company box! Film. The film’s budget of just over € 1 million is covered by the Slovak Ministry of Culture cinema funds with support by Eurimages and the EU’s Media Plus program. Shooting should continue in Bratislava and in the Tatra mountains in north Slovakia till the first week of November. The theatrical release is scheduled for April or September 2006.
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