63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

A young woman returns to her native mountain village, searching for answers about her troubled childhood, but as she tries to uncover the truth, ancient legends begin to invade modern reality, leading the villagers to accuse her of witchcraft and murder. Αddressing the resurgence of ancient beliefs in modern-day Slovakia and how issues such as misogyny, xenophobia, and mass hysteria still prevail in our modern world, this is a captivating story of what it takes to be free when we choose to step off the beaten path, made by a courageous woman filmmaker previously devoted in negotiating the boundaries of reality through documentary film.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF63.

Direction: Tereza Nvotová
Script: Barbora Námerová, Tereza Nvotová
Cinematography: Federico Cesca
Editing: Pavel Hrdlička, Thibault Hague
Sound: Marek Hart, Michaela Patríková, Ivan Horák
Music: Pjoni, Rob
Actors: Natália Germán, Eva Mores, Juliána Brutovská, Iva Bittová, Jana Oľhová, Marek Geišberg
Production: BFILM, moloko film
Producers: Miloš Lochman
Co-production: RTVS (Radio and Television of Slovakia)
Costumes: Andrijana Trpković
Production Design: Tomáš Berka
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 109΄
Contact: Intramovies
Awards/Distinctions: Golden Leopard Award (Filmmakers of the Present) – Locarno IFF 2022

Crossroads Co-production Forum 2018

Tereza Nvotová

Tereza Nvotová (1988, Trnava, Czechoslovakia). Her debut film, Filthy, premiered at IFF Rotterdam and has won many awards at festivals worldwide. Tereza collaborated with various broadcasting companies, most notably HBO Europe, which who has coproduced her feature debut and two documentaries. Her latest HBO documentary The Lust for Power was critically acclaimed and has caused heated debate about populism and corruption in politics. She is currently working on her third feature Father, the TV miniseries Convictions, and The Nurse for AGBO production.


2008 Jezís je normální! (doc)
2017 Filthy
2017 Meciar (doc)
2020 New York v case korony (short doc)
2022 Nightsiren