Worldwide gross sales rights for Czech filmmaker Tereza Nvotovà’s new movie, “Nightsiren,” have been snapped up by Intramovies forward of the image’s world premiere at Locarno on August 12. Selection broke the information.
The movie is in competitors for the highest prize within the competition sidebar Cineasti del Presente, which spotlights debut and second options by rising worldwide filmmakers. Nvotovà beforehand directed “Filthy,” which she co-wrote with Barbora Namerova, and which received a slew of competition awards.
In line with the supply, “Nightsiren” follows “a younger lady (Natália Germán) who returns to her distant mountain residence to hunt solutions about her traumatized childhood. The deeply superstitious villagers activate her, accusing her of witchcraft and homicide.”
Nvotovà stated she sought to “dispel outdated myths surrounding womanhood, drawing a line between historic misogynist superstitions and their resurgence within the fashionable world” with the movie, which she additionally penned with Namerova. “Though ladies are not being burned on the stake, they’re nonetheless focused for his or her sexuality, emotionality, and reproductive selections,” she added. “Solely the label has modified, from ‘witch’ to ‘slut.’ ‘Nightsiren’ talks concerning the worth of freedom if we refuse to go down the traditional path.”
Intramovies’ head of acquisitions and manufacturing, Marco Valerio Fusco, stated: “We have been instantly attracted by Tereza’s expertise and unimaginable capability to create an environment the place historic beliefs overcome widespread sense, mixing current and previous within the lifetime of a younger fashionable lady attempting to return to grips with a troubled childhood.”
Along with her narrative work, Nvotovà has additionally directed plenty of docs, together with HBO Europe’s “The Lust for Energy,” concerning the rise of Vladimir Meciar, Slovakia’s first prime minister following its return to democracy after 40 years of totalitarian communist rule. She additionally co-wrote comedy sci-fi “Trash on Mars.”
Locarno Movie Competition runs August 3-13