Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Eva Nová

Year: 2015
Run Time: 106 minutes

Eva Nová
Eva Nová
Eva Nová

Eva Nová fell from grace in the public eye. Once a stunning young starlet, Eva’s alcoholism became tabloid fodder as she spiraled further and further out of control. Now 62 years old and on her third stint in rehab, she’s desperately attempting to reconnect with Dod'o, the estranged son she abandoned in her recklessness. Writer-director Marko Skop’s acclaimed past documentary work keenly emerges in his fiction feature debut, which intimately follows Eva with stark naturalism through every stumble toward redemption. As Eva, the renowned Emilia Vášáryová knowingly captures the precarious nature of an actress trying to play the role of stable and sober to her family while battling a disease that keeps her teetering on the edge of unraveling. Though Dod’o pushes her away relentlessly, Eva begins to see the toll his own drinking habits have taken on his wife and two children. An intergenerational tale of what happens when the common thread that binds a family together also tears it apart, EVA NOVÁ is a candid reminder that the road to second chances is rarely as simple as the one we often see on the silver screen. (In Slovak with subtitles) –N.D.

CIFF40 Screenings

Friday, April 08, 2016 at 2:15 PM

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:10 PM

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition

Marko Skop

Marko Skop is a Slovak writer, director, and producer. He received his Bachelor's degree in Film Directing from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava as well as a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Comenius University in Bratislava, where he went on to earn his Doctorate in Mass Media. EVA NOVÁ, his first fiction feature, earned the International Critics' Award at Toronto International Film Festival.

"Ine Svety" (2006), "Osadné" (2009), "Na Terapiji" (2013), EVA NOVÁ (2015)

Artileria, Sirius Films, Filmpark Production

Marko Skop

Ján Meliš

František Krähenbiel, Marina Andree Škop

Principal Cast
Emí­lia Vášáryová, Milan Ondrí­k, Anikó Vargová, Žofia Martišová, Michaela Melišová

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