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Servants

Služobnici Screenings
  • Ivan Ostrochovský
  • Slovakia, Romania, Czech Rep., Ireland
  • 2020
  • 80 minutes
  • In Slovak with English subtitles

Gorgeously shot in high-contrast black and white, Ivan Ostrochovský’s chilling sophomore feature takes us back to 1980 in Cold War Czechoslovakia, when the state was insidiously evil and all seeing. Juraj (Samuel Skyva) and Michal (Samuel Polakovic), young seminarians studying for the priesthood, become enmeshed in intrigue when they find the…

Gorgeously shot in high-contrast black and white, Ivan Ostrochovský’s chilling sophomore feature takes us back to 1980 in Cold War Czechoslovakia, when the state was insidiously evil and all seeing. Juraj (Samuel Skyva) and Michal (Samuel Polakovic), young seminarians studying for the priesthood, become enmeshed in intrigue when they find themselves caught between the state-sponsored Catholic authority Pacem in Terris—a real organisation put in place to make sure priests toed the party line—and their own profoundly held moral beliefs. They get involved with an underground enclave of clergy trying to fight back, and, as Ostrochovský ratchets up the tension, they face life-altering choices and physical threats…

‘Brilliantly crafted, atmospherically enveloping… Ostrochovský’s impressively icy Iron Curtain noir [is a] steadily transfixing tale… All hard, clipped lines and spectral quietude, from performances to production design, this is a period piece with a dystopian bent… Servants is briskly shaped at just under 80 minutes, yet its alien-historical world-building is effective enough that you emerge from it feeling both out of time and out of breath…’—Guy Lodge, Variety

 

Deze tweede film van Ivan Ostrochovský, een film noir, schitterend geschoten in contrastrijk zwart-wit, neemt ons mee naar 1980 en Tsjecho-Slowakije in de Koude Oorlog, toen de staat verraderlijk slecht en totalitair was. Juraj (Samuel Skyva) en Michal (Samuel Polakovic), jonge seminaristen die studeren voor het priesterschap, belanden in een tweestrijd tussen het door de staat gesponsorde katholieke Pacem in Terris (een bestaande organisatie die is opgericht om te zorgen dat priesters de partijlijn volgden) en hun eigen morele overtuigingen. Ze raken betrokken bij een ondergrondse enclave van geestelijken die proberen terug te vechten. Ostrochovský voert de spanning op door ze voor ingrijpende, levensbedreigende keuzes te stellen…

‘Het meedogenloze, uiterst zelfverzekerde en ijzingwekkend stijlvolle tweede werk van Ostrochovský vertelt een verhaal dat vandaag de dag zeer relevant is… Dit is een verontrustende aanklacht tegen overheidsinmenging en ideologische manipulatie.’ —Sarah Ward, Screen

 

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Cast: Samuel Skyva, Samuel Polakovic, Vlad Ivanov, Vladimír Strnisko, Milan Mikulcík

Screenings

Servants

Cinecitta 3Friday 23 Oct10:00 - 11:20
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Servants

Cinecitta 4Friday 23 Oct10:00 - 11:20
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Servants

Cinecitta 5Saturday 24 Oct13:30 - 14:50
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Servants

Cinecitta 6Saturday 24 Oct13:30 - 14:50
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Servants

Cinecitta 1Sunday 25 Oct19:30 - 20:50
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About

English title
Servants
Original title
Služobnici
Country
Slovakia, Romania, Czech Rep., Ireland
Year
2020
Length
80 minutes
Director
Ivan Ostrochovský
Cast
Samuel Skyva, Samuel Polakovic, Vlad Ivanov, Vladimír Strnisko, Milan Mikulcík
Producer
Ivan Ostrochovský, Albert Malinovský, Katarína Tomková
Screenwriter
Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Marek Lešcák, Ivan Ostrochovský
Cinematog.
Juraj Chlpík
Editor
Jan Daňhel, Martin Malo, Maroš Šlapeta
Composer
Miroslav Tóth, Cristian Lolea
Prod. companies
Punkchart Films / Point Film / Libra Film Prods. / Hai Hui Entertainment
Sales agent
Loco Films
Format
DCP