FOXES(czech-slovak title: LÍŠTIČKY)
director/writer: Mira Fornay
83 min, colour, 35mm, 16x9 widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1
languages: slovak, english, czech
subtitles: english, czech, italian
filmed on locations in Ireland and Czech Republic
This film was finantially supported by Audiovisual Fund
FOXES tells the story about envy, jealousy, and dependency between two sisters, but mainly about their love for one another. It is a simple story about betrayal, redemption and forgiveness. It's sister's love/story - a fiction film with mystery and magic of memory, which is told in the form of character driven drama.
When Alžběta (23), an au pair from South-East Slovakia decides to stay at her own risk in Dublin, a secret from the past (shared with her older sister Tina, 27 and Tina's Irish fiancé Steve, 30) comes back to reveal the truth about two sisters and the real reason why they can never escape their home.
66th Venice International Film Festival,
24' settimana internationall della Critica/24.International Film Critics Week
IFF PUSAN, IFF WARSAW, IFF COTTBUS, IFF STOCKHOLM, IFF BRATISLAVA, IFF GOA
IFF PUNE, IFF ROTTERDAM, IFF DUBLIN
Dialogue Prize, IFF Cottbus 2009, Gemany