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Run Time: 85 minutes
Ten-year-old Jarka lives with her mother, Mama Lucia, who neglects and disregards her. Their house is a mess, they have nothing to eat, and Mama Lucia spends most of her time with a series of strange men. Not cared for and lonely, Jarka longs for a loving, functional family. One day, when she finds twin babies abandoned at a train station, Jarka is given an opportunity to create the home she’s always dreamed of. After recruiting a neighborhood boy, Kristian, to play the dad in her fantasy family, Jarka transforms an abandoned garden shed into a hidden oasis. As the children escape into a whimsical world of their own creation, Kristian’s parents send out search parties to look for their missing son. Though Jarka and Kristian do their best to care for the babies, the reality of their situation soon becomes overwhelming. Inspired by true events, LITTLE HARBOUR is an imaginative story that beautifully captures the free- spirited innocence of children. (In Slovak with subtitles) —G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:10 PM
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:15 AM
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:20 PM
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Iveta Grófová was born in 1980 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia. She graduated from the Bratislava School of Performing Arts in 2009, where she studied animation and documentary film. In 2010 she founded the Hulapa film company.
Made in Ash (2012), Slovensko 2.0 (2014), LITTLE HARBOUR (2017)
Katarina Krnacova, Iveta Grófová
Vanessa Szamuhelová, Matú Ba?iin