Filmwax & pUNK FIlms present the New York premiere of Ingrid Veninger's MODRA.
A portrait of teenage self-discovery against the backdrop of a quirky village in Slovakia.
Lina is 17 years old and lives in Toronto with her mother. For one week during the summer holidays she plans to visit her extended family in Modra, a small town in Slovakia. When Lina is dumped by her boyfriend she invites Leco instead, a cute boy from school.
MODRA was Canada's TOP TEN 2010 Official Selection
"the DIY Queen of Canadian Filmmaking." Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail
"Veninger displays a confident control of tone and pacing... [MODRA is] a prime example of heartfelt DIY filmmaking that really works... poignantly alert to the nuances of teen life, perfectly capturing that confusing betwixt-and-between time..." Alissa Simon, VARIETY
Winner: Toronto Film Critics Association 2011 "Jay Scott Prize for Best Emerging Artist"
"Ingrid Veninger has been recognized as one of the most compelling female voices in Canadian Film." Damien Detcheberry, Festival du Nouveau Cinema
"Along with Xavier Dolan, Veninger is one of precious few Canadian directors guaranteed to give us something fascinating." Dave Robson, soundonsight.org
2011 TORONTO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – Adam Nayman, THE GRID
Not long after arriving in Modra, Lina and Leco discover they have little in common. To make matters worse, Lina's family assumes that a romance is afoot. So far from home, they are forced to confront one another leading to an explosion of repressed desire and confusion.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Filmwax & pUNK FIlms presents the New York premiere of Ingrid Veninger's MODRA, a portrait of teenage self-discovery against the backdrop of a quirky village in Slovakia. Ingrid, a Toronto native, will be present for the Q&A.
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Cost: $5 suggested admission.
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