DIR. INGRID VENINGER | 2010 | CANADA | 80 MIN
Ingrid Veninger’s follow up to her debut feature Only was recently voted one of Canada’s Top Ten films of the year by the Toronto Film Festival.
Modra is the story of a 17 year old girl named Lina who 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. Lina and Leco discover they have little in common. To make matters worse, Lina's family mistakenly assumes that a romance is afoot, setting off a chain reaction which leads to an explosion of repressed desire and confusion. 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.
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"A real gem…I can't recommend Modra enough." - Tom Hall, IndieWIRE
"Four stars...Modra is a beautiful film with sincere performances that will make you want to rush out and book a flight to Slovakia.” - Brian McKechnie, CityNews.ca
"Modra crackles with life, humour, and beauty, thanks to the revelatory performances of its leads - newcomers Alexander Gammal and Hallie Switzer.” - Canada’s Top Ten