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Silence, The

Original title: Ticho
German title: Silence, The *
Slovak Republic, 2005

Director: Liová, Zuzana
Production company: Slovak televízia

A story of a family into the life of which love sneaks once again. Marta and Jozef have four children. Marta works in a bakery and devotes all her energy to children. Jozef is forced to commute to work to Prague. He is detached from the family and when he comes home, he cannot find his way back to his loved ones. Their oldest daughter Lenka is for the first time in love. Her brother Milan likes snooping on young couples. The nineyear-old Katka is jealous of the youngest Milka and fights for her mother’s attention. Their story starts at a moment when Marta tells Jozef that she is expecting her fifth child. The events that follow are a complicated but inevitable test of all members of the family.

Zlin 2006 (awarded)