Additional Film Info

Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2017
Slovak, 87mins
1:1,85, Colour
moloko Film, Czech Republic
BFILM, Slovakia

Synopsis & Trailer

Filthy is the coming-of-age story of the seventeen year-old Lena. In love with a boy for the first time, Lena longs for freedom and adventure. Her world is shattered instantly when her teacher, whom all her classmates have a crush on, rapes her in her own home. Instead of sharing her trauma, Lena keeps it a secret, even from her best friend. Her pent up feelings drive her to attempt suicide. With her family in shock, Lena ends up in a psychiatric ward.

Among wild and similarly misunderstood kids, she discovers she is not alone in her experience. But when her roommate and the only person in the ward she likes hangs herself, Lena hits the bottom.  She agrees to electroconvulsive therapy.  At first, it seems to help and – apart from memory loss – Lena is well again.  But the attempt to live her old life does not last long.  Gradually, her memories come to the surface, bringing a realisation that is unbearable. This time, however, she does not fall into the same abyss of self-hate and instead tries to face the trauma.

Tereza Nvotová

Tereza was born and grew up in Bratislava and currently lives in Prague. She is about to graduate from FAMU as with a Master’s in Direction. Filthy is her feature film debut. She also directs documentary movies for Czech and Slovak Public TV and is recently working on her second feature documentary about former Slovak PM Vladimir Mečiar in coproduction with HBO Europe. Tereza also writes and works as an actor in feature films.

Directors, Producers and Crew

Director - Tereza Nvotová
Writer - Barbora Námerová
Story - Barbora Námerová and Tereza Nvotová
BFILM - Peter Badač, Eva Pa
moloko film - Miloš Lochman, Karel Chvojka
Cinematographer - Marek Dvořák
Editor - Jiří Brožek, Michal Lánský, Janka Vlčková
Sound Design - Ludvík Bohadlo
Original Music - Pjoni and Ink Midget
Production and Costume Designer Andrijana Trpković
Executive Producer Dominika Fáberová


Rotterdam Film Festival - Bright Future
Vilnius Film Festival
GoEast Film Festival
Off Camera Film Festival
Neisse Film Festival - Best Feature Film
Valetta Film Festival
Transilvania IFF
FEST New Directors New Films - The Golden Lynx for Best Fiction Feature
Sokołowsko Film Festival
Czech & Slovak FF - Best Feature
Cinema City FF
Film by the Sea
Buster FF
Alice nella cita
Norrköping FF
Tallinn Black Nights
Cairo IFF
Chennai IFF
Exground FF
ALE Kino Film Festival