Director Ingrid Veninger, starring Hallie Switzer and Alexander Gammal, Canada, 2010.
“Veninger displays a confident control of tone and pacing… 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…” – Variety
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE.
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.
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.
Featuring performances by newcomers Hallie Switzer and Alexander Gammal, MODRA is a journey into the heightened emotional chaos of two teenagers, a time when adulthood has not yet arrived, but childhood seems to have already long vanished.
“Switzer and Gammal are naturals … Veninger’s deceptively relaxed style captures every glance, outburst and hesitation.” – NOW Magazine
“Lovingly filmed, but what unfolds isn’t quite a romance – and is much more interesting for that.” – EYE Weekly
“Connection, conflict, local colour and teenage confusion are rendered with intimacy and lightness of touch.” – The Star
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