63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

When the son of Ukrainian immigrant Irina is attacked, the whole city stands up in solidarity with her family and condemns their Roma neighbors, who allegedly committed the crime. But soon another truth starts to emerge. Α suspenseful drama about a woman seeking justice in a racist society, torn between family and the search for the truth; a film that sheds new light onto the issue of the diasporic Ukrainian identity, which finds new resonances in this historic junction. In a fractured society, all people are victims.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Michal Blaško
Script: Jakub Medvecký
Cinematography: Adam Mach
Editing: Petr Hasalík
Sound: Clemens Endreß, Matthias Schwab
Actors: Vita Smachelyuk, Gleb Kuchuk, Igor Chmela, Viktor Zavadil
Production: nutprodukcia, nutprodukce
Producers: Jakub Viktorín, Pavla Janoušková Kubečková
Co-production: Electric Sheep , Czech Television, Radio & Television Slovakia
Co-producers: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari, Michael Reuter
Production Design: Stella Šonková
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Germany
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 91΄
Contact: Pluto Film Distribution Network Gmbh

Michal Blaško

Michal Blaško studied film and television directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and FAMO Písek. His short films premiered at the most prestigious film festivals around the world and won several awards. His bachelor short film Atlantis, 2003 premiered at the Cinéfondation in Cannes. Besides reaping awards on the festival circuit, it won the Czech Lion for Best Student Film and was part of ARTE’s acquisitions.


2014 Zídka | The Wall (short)
2015 Strach | Fear (short)
2017 Atlantis, 2003 (short)
2019 Divoké bytosti | Wild Beasts (co-direction, short)
2022 Obeť | Victim