2017, Iveta Grofova, Slovakia/Czech Republic, 90 min.
Vanessa Szamuhelova, Matus Bacisin
- Fri, Mar 15th 4:00pm
- Tue, Mar 19th 7:45pm
Winner of a Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, LITTLE HARBOR is a fable that rises above the grim reality of neglect and child abuse to create a fantastical but heartwarming dream for ten-year-old Jarka and her timid bespectacled best friend Kristián. Based on the novel "The Fifth Boat" by Slovak writer Monika Kompaníková, the story presents the bright and curious child Jarka caught between the resentful care of her terminally ill grandmother and the impersonal attention of her party-girl mother. When a baby carriage holding twin infants is abandoned to her care by yet another neglectful mother, runaway Jarka begins the adventure of a lifetime, playing house with her only friend. Director Grofova pulls out all the stops for a surprise finale of delicate redeeming beauty. In Slovak and Czech with English subtitles. DCP digital. Courtesy of Loco Films. (BS)