NECH JE SVETLO
Dir: Marko Škop
Scr: Marko Škop
Cast: Milan Ondrik, Zuzana Konecna, Frantisek Beles, L’ubomir Paulovic, Katarina Kormanakova, Maximilian Dusanic
Czech Republic | 2019 | 115’ | Fic
O.V. Slovakian, with English and Spanish subtitles
Milan (40) has three children and does construction work in Germany in order to provide for his family in Slovakia. While visiting his home over Christmas he discovers that his eldest son Adam is a member of a para-military youth group. The boy is involved in bullying and the death of a class-mate. The father has to decide what to do. In this process, along with his wife, he comes to discover the real truth about their son, their family and the community around them.
A most lucid and necessary film about the dangerous rise of homophobic populism. A future classic on the theme. Striking.
2019: Karlovy Vary (Best Actor Ecumenical Jury’s Special Mention)