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Original title: Spina
German title: Filthy *
Czech Republic,Slovak Republic, 2017

Director: Nvotová, Tereza
Production company: B Film, Moloko Film
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 87 min.
Film genre: Feature film

This is the coming-of-age story of 17-year old Lena. In love with a boy for the first time, Lena longs for freedom and adventure. Her magic world is shattered instantly when her teacher, whom all her classmates have a crush on, rapes her in her own home. Instead of sharing her trauma, Lena keeps it a secret, even from her best friend. Her pent up feelings drive her to attempt suicide. Her family in shock, Lena ends up in a psychiatric ward. In the middle of wild and similarly misunderstood kids, she discovers she is not alone in her experience. But when her close roommate hangs herself, Lena hits bottom. She agrees to electroconvulsive therapy. At first, it seems to help and – apart from memory loss – Lena is well again. But the attempt to live her old life doesn’t last long. Gradually, her memories come to the surface, bringing a realization that is unbearable. This time, however, she does not fall into the same abyss of self-hate and instead tries to face the trauma.

Go East Wiesbaden 2017, Zlin 2017, Fest Espinho 2017, Juniorfest Plzen 2017, Just Film Tallinn 2017, Ale Kino! Poznan 2017

World sales address/es:
Moloko (CZ)

Sold to:
Falcon a.s. (CZ)