Fate of the villages in Mara’s home valley is sealed by the project of the new water reservoir and the villagers are forced to gradually leave their homes. She longs to leave the countryside and study in town, however, her father, a Ruthenian farmer, keeps her tied to the family land and the farm, which he refuses to let go of despite the end approaching. Mara finds herself in the core of the village community fighting against the failing infrastructure, hidden terrors of the authorities and incoming flood.
DIRECTOR: Martin Gonda
SCRIPT: Martin Gonda, Dominika Udvorková, Martin Šuster
DOP: Oliver Záhlava
PRODUCERS: Katarína Krnáčová, Tomáš Gič
CAST AND CREW
Martin Gonda (16/03/1990) is a graduate of the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he received his master's degree in Film and TV Directing. His master´s movie PURA VIDA was premiered in Cinéfondation section of Festival de Cannes 2019. He spent several months at the production company Atelier de Film in cooperation with Caragiale Academy of Theater Arts and Cinematography in Bucharest through the Erasmus Internship Programme, where he worked as an assistant to a producer on various commercial projects and also as the head of programming at Arkadia Short Film Fest. Martin also directed several commercials at various advertisment companies. Now, he is preparing his feature film debute Potopa.
BEST PITCH AWARD!
30. 03. 2021
Thank you Febiofest SK for supporting us to present our Film Potopa and thank you dear jury for the main award Best Febio Pitch! Jury statement:
"The project that impressed the jury the most for its engaged way of presenting a relevant topic that connects the experience of a family to a threat of extinction in the name of progress was FLOOD by Martin Gonda. "
FLOOD at Mipoint Intensive
20. 03. 2021
Our feature debute FLOOD is one of four projects that has been selected to 10th edition of MIDPOINT Intensive SK. Click here to see all projects & participants selected to this year's edition.
Febiofest Industry Days
20. 03. 2021
Great news! Our feature project FLOOD directed by Martin Gonda will be presented at Febiofest Industry Days. All projects will be pitched online on Monday the 29th of March so don't forget to register to see it. More info here.