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Following the success of his feature debut Eva Nová (Toronto 2015 – FIPRESCI Award), Slovakian director based in Zagreb, Marko Škop, brings a family drama about Eastern Europe’s moral responsibility and xenophobia. Milan, a benevolent construction worker living in Germany, returns to Slovakia to spend Christmas with his family. During his stay, he discovers his son Adam has become a member of a paramilitary group and was involved in harassing a school colleague. To get to the truth, Milan must re-examine the deep-rooted values of his community. Let There Be Light premiered at Karlovy Vary (Ecumenical Jury Special Mention, Best Actor) and was Slovakia’s Oscar contender this year.
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His film Other Worlds (2006) won Special Mention of the Jury at Karlovy Vary and was the first documentary in the festival’s history to win the Audience Award. Other films include documentary Osadné (Karlovy Vary 2009 – Best Documentary), fiction feature Eva Nová (Toronto 2015 – FIPRESCI Prize), and Let There Be Light.