The fate of the villages in Mara’s home valley is sealed by the project of a new water reservoir and the villagers are forced to gradually leave their homes. She longs to leave the countryside and study in the city, 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 premiered at the Cinéfondation section of the 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 advertisement companies. Now, he is preparing his feature film debut Potopa.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
SUPPORT FROM MEDIA!
10. 05. 2022
Wonderful news! Our feature debut FLOOD and historical TV miniseries THE LAST BARONESS have been supported by European fund Creative Europe MEDIA as part of the Mini - slate funding program! Thank you!
15. 05. 2021
Thank you! The production of our upcoming film FLOOD directed by Martin Gonda was supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund. Now we can start to apply for international funding schemes.