Let There Be Light

An emotional drama about the evil in all of us and the traditional family in the reality of contemporary Slovakia, awarded at the KVIFF.

Nech je svetlo
Czechia, Slovakia 2019
  • Czech
93 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

A Slovak village is getting ready for Christmas. Forty-year-old, kind-hearted Milan travels from Germany where he works to be home with his family. He’s looking forward to the yearly rituals and the precious time spent with his loved ones. However, the serene and festive atmosphere is unsettled by the discovery that his eldest son is a member of a paramilitary youth organisation and one of the suspects involved in a harrowing event that stunned the local community. After a series of award-winning documentaries and his remarkable feature debut Eva Nová, Marko Škop turns in a compelling drama about the strength and fragility of family ties, our moral responsibility when traditional values are being reassessed, and xenophobia's pre­cedence over compassion for those closest to us.

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Director: Marko Škop
Screenplay: Marko Škop
Cinematography: Ján Meliš
Music: David Solař, Oskar Rózsa
Sound: Jan Čeněk, Ján Ravasz
Editing: František Krähenbiel, Marina Andree Škop
Production Design: Pavol Andraško
Producer: Marko Škop, Ján Meliš, Petr Oukropec, Pavel Strnad
Costumes: Erika Gadus
Cast: Milan Ondrík, František Beleš, Zuzana Konečná, Ľubomír Paulovič, Katarína Kormaňáková, Maximilián Dušanič, Daniel Fischer, Csongor Kassai

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2019 – Milan Ondrík (Best Actor)

Slnko v sieti

2020 – Ján Meliš, Marko Škop, Pavel Strnad, Petr Oukropec (Best Picture)

Slnko v sieti

2020 – Marko Škop (Best Director, Best Screenplay)

Slnko v sieti

2020 – Milan Ondrík (Best Leading Actor)

Slnko v sieti

2020 – Zuzana Konečná (Best Leading Actress)

Trieste Film Festival

2020 – Marko Škop (Best Film)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.