THE NIGHTSIREN WAS AWARDED AT LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL
The Slovak-Czech co-production The Nightsiren by Tereza Nvotová was awarded by the jury of the Contemporary Cinema section (Cineasti del presente) at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. The film won the Golden Leopard Award for Best Film.
Tereza Nvotová’s mystery drama The Nightsiren is the story of a young woman, Charlotte, who returns to her native mountain village in search of answers to unanswered questions about her troubled childhood. But when she tries to uncover the truth, the villagers accuse her of witchcraft and murder.
“I’m terribly pleased, I didn’t expect a story from a small village in the Slovak mountains to resonate so strongly with an international audience. Obviously, the problems our heroines have to solve are not so alien to him,” said director and screenwriter Tereza Nvotová after the ceremony.
The Nightsiren is the second feature film by the director, who premiered her debut Filthy at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2017. At the 2017 Czech Film Critics Awards, Filthy won the Best Film Award.