My Dog Killer (Môj pes Killer)
At Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Visit new-york.czechcentres.cz for more information.
Presented by the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic and Slovak Film Institute
Slovakia/Czech Republic. Dir. Mira Fornay. 2013, 90 mins. Digital projection. New York premiere. With Adam Mihál, Marián Kuruc, Irena Bendová. In a desolate corner of rural Slovakia, vacant-eyed skinhead Marek spends most of his time training his dog, Killer, and hanging out with the local neo-Nazis. But when he discovers he has a half-Gypsy brother—a serious taboo in this racist region—Marek is driven to drastic extremes. A Tiger Award winner at the Rotterdam Film Festival, this riveting, naturalistic drama conveys quiet intensity via hushed and hypnotic long takes.
Tickets for Panorama Europe at the Bohemian National Hall are free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.