My Dog Killer (Môj pes Killer)
Presented by the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic and Slovak Film Institute
Slovakia/Czech Republic. Dir. Mira Fornay. 2013, 90 mins. Digital projection. 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.