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.