Students of audiovisual production are preparing a new short feature film entitled Ipanema which tells a parallel story about two young people. The main character is Ester, a professional dancer, dancing under the leadership of her mother. The second story is about Oliver, a boy working at the dry cleaners who writes haiku with the forgotten clothes which he returns to people with their clean clothing. Their lifelines intertwine and they begin to communicate through slips put into the costumes heading from the theatre to the dry cleaner´s. They both need to overcome their personal inhibitions and grow up. A journey of searching of personal freedom begins for them.
“The film opens up several themes about youth and change in our lives. We encounter parents who put too much pressure on their children not only in sport but also in art. Many times, the pressure is associated with fulfilling the parents´ dreams through their children,” says the director of the movie Daniela Sláviková.
“Every one of us goes through a crisis where we search for our new self, a movement towards our personal freedom we all strive for, that´s what Ipanema is about. I believe that everyone can find their own thing in our film and that it can enrich them,” adds the director.
Ester´s character is played by Petra Dubayová, viewers recognize from New Scene Theatre, from Scumbag (Sviňa) movie or from Spievankovo (music group for children, translator´s note). The character of Oliver will be played by Oliver Ruttkay, who played in Inspector Max series or performed in radio plays produced by Radio and Television of Slovakia like Malá nádhera or Načo pôjdem domov.
The script was written by Ema Nemčovičová who studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Ema was approached by Daniela Sláviková, the director, studying at the Audiovisual Arts Studio in Zlín – the rest of the main crew is from there as well.
Students of three universities come together to make a film.
The shooting will take place in the city of Bratislava. The main location will be Pavol Orszagh Hviezdoslav Theatre which supports this project.
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The students are looking for funds for the implementation of the project with the help of a crowdfunding page and have decided to involve young artists from various domains. Rastislav Kubica, a student of design, has painted pictures emanating the energy and the colorful palate of the film. Karolína Paluchová and Betka Bobulová, students at the Department of Intermedia and Digital Media, created prints in the form of limited graphics and staged photographs. You can find the campaign at the Startlab platform.
Students of three universities are part of this project. Young artists from the Academy of Performing Arts, Tomas Bata University and the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica.
Translation: Karin Mikossiová