THE NIGHTSIREN (2022)
ABOUT THE FILM
In a remote mountain village, two sisters grow up at the mercy of their abusive mother. A terrible accident happens when the eldest, Šarlota, escapes into the woods, followed by her sister Tamara. Otyla, a Roma woman living on the outskirts of town, is blamed for the girls’ disappearance and accused of witchcraft.
Twenty years later, Šarlota unexpectedly shows up in the village. As she digs into her past, the locals grow suspicious. Only a young and eccentric herbalist, Mira, is willing to befriend her. When the animals in the village start to fall ill, the locals accuse Šarlota of conjuring Otyla’s spirit.
A film by Tereza Nvotová based on the screenplay by Barbora Námerová and Tereza Nvotová.
The project is realised in co-production of moloko film (CZ) and Radio and television of Slovakia. The realisation was supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech Film Fund, the fund of the Council of Europe Eurimages, the Ministry of culture of the Slovak Republic and Literary Fund. The world sales of the film is Intramovies.
fiction, SK/CZ, 2022, 105 min.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
The world premiere of this film was held in August 2022 at 75th Locarno Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland.
Since then it has received these awards:
Pardo d’oro Concorso Cineasti del presente – 75th Locarno Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland
You could have seen The Nightsiren at these festivals:
Director: Tereza Nvotová
Screenplay: Barbora Námerová, Tereza Nvotová
Story: Barbora Námerová
Script Editor: Lubor Dohnal
Producer: Miloš Lochman
Executive Producer: Georgia Poivre, Clara Levy
Executive Producer: Dominika Fáberová
D.O.P.: Federico Cesca
Production Design: Tomáš Berka
Costume Design: Andrijana Trpković
Make-up Artist: Vladimír Wittgruber
VFX Supervisor: Tibor Meliš
Editor: Pavel Hrdlička, Thibault Hague Bensimon
Sound Design: Marek Hart, Michaela Patríková, Ivan Horák
Music: Pjoni, ROB
Cast: Natália Germani, Eva Mores, Marek Geišberg, Jana Oľhová, Juliána Oľhová, Noel Czuczor, Zuzana Konečná, Petra Vajdová, Iva Bittová
Tereza (1988) graduated in direction from film academy FAMU in Prague. Her feature debut “Filthy” has been screened in major festivals around the world including Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Cairo, and Santa Barbara. During its distribution “Filthy” took home more than 20 awards, making it one of the most successful Czech and Slovak films of the year.
Tereza collaborates with various broadcasting companies, most notably HBO Europe who has co-produced her feature debut and two documentary films. Her latest HBO documentary “The Lust for Power” has been shortlisted for the European Film Academy Awards 2019. It was critically acclaimed and has caused heated debate about populism and corruption in politics.
Tereza is an alumnus of 2019 Berlinale Talents, a development initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival.
Take it Jeasy (feature documentary, 2009)
Mečiar (feature documentary, 2017)
Filthy (feature film, 2017)
moloko film – Miloš Lochman
Intramovies – Maria Lanfranchi
Intramovies – Marco Valerio Fusco