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Czech-Slovak co-production film wins festival in Rotterdam

4 February 2013

Rotterdam, Netherlands, Feb 2 (CTK) - My Dog Killer, a Czech-Slovak co-production film by Slovak director Mira Fornay, has won the main prize, Tiger Hivos Award, at the 42nd international film festival in Rotterdam on Friday, the film project's spokeswoman Helena Hejcova told CTK Saturday.

It was the first Slovak film ever competing in Rotterdam, a festival known for preferring independent films, debuts, second films by young filmmakers, and films that are somehow exceptional and use innovative means of expression.

My Dog Killer is the second film shot by Fornay. It was made in the Slovak-Czech co-production of the companies Mirafox and Cineart TV Prague, and also with public Czech Television's participation.

The film is a story of an 18-year-old boy who lives with his father, an alcohol addict, in a small town. The only authentic emotional tie he feels is that to his dog. Mark's life turns upside down in face of the revealed secret of his mother, who left him years ago and disappeared.

All lead roles are played by non-actors.

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