SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019

LET THERE BE THE LIGHT

Slovakia, Czech Republic
2019, 93 mins
Production: ARTILERIA, s.r.o.
Language: Slovak, German
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Marko Škop
Director: Marko Škop
DoP: Ján Meliš
Composer: Jan Čenek
Producer: Marko Škop, Ján Meliš, Petr Oukropec, Pavel Strnad
Editor: František Krähenbiel
Cast : Milan Ondrík, František Beleš, Zuzana Konecčná, Ľubomír Paulovič, Katarína Kormaáková, Maximilián Dušanič

Synopsis
Milan (40) has three children and does construction works in Germany in order to support 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 and is involved in 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, themselves and the community around them.

Director’s biography
Marko Skop was born in 1974 in Presov (Czechoslovakia). He graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts VŠMU in Bratislava, Slovakia. His fiction feature debut EVA NOVÁ (2015) was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at Toronto IFF. His second feature LET THERE BE THE LIGHT had its world premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF.

Director’s Filmography
2019 Let there be the light
2015 Eva Nová
2009 Osadné (doc)
2006
Other Worlds (doc)