Presented by Embassy of Slovak Republic in Jakarta and Spotlight Singapore.
Directed by Jakub Kroner
2011 | Slovak & Czech Republics | 87 min | Action / Romance| Slovak with English subtitles |TBA
In Slovak language word Love has two meanings – it is slang for money, and also means love. Aptly, this romantic action drama intermingles both.
Telling the story of Mato, a young gangster living in East Bratislava, Lóve portrays a life without rules. Despite a profitable occupation and the ability to obtain all he wants in life, he feels that there is something missing. For all his material gains, he yearns for more, to experience love. Life however, has other plans and Mato is forced to assess what truly matters to him. Having found love, he dreams of leaving behind his criminal past and embarking upon a normal life.
Directed by young Slovak filmmaker Jakub Kroner and shot entirely in Bratislava, Lóve is filled with thrilling physically-charged scenes, an incredibly gripping plot and outstanding performances which mesh to create a driven and compelling one-of-a-kind action drama.
Lóve was one of the most popular films to be released in the Slovak Republic after 1990.
Behind the scenes
SPOTLIGHT ON SLOVAK FILMS
Discover Slovakia through the first Slovak film festival in Singapore! Featuring three popular films from Slovakia, Spotlight on Slovak Films is presented by the Embassy of Slovak Republic in Jakarta and follows the successful completion of the fifth Spotlight Singapore in 2012. This is a cultural diplomacy initiative between Singapore and the Slovak and Czech Republics which span across the fields of culture, arts and economics.
Here are the other Slovak films being screened:
BROKEN PROMISE (NEDODRŽANÝ SĽUB)
TWO SYLLABLES BEHIND (O DVE SLABIKY POZADU)