A new film from TRIGON PRODUCTION
The second full-length feature film from director Laura Siváková
A young ballet-dancer Klára has a successful career before her when she meets a charismatic man in his fiftees. A passionate and and the same time painful relationship enables Klára to experience two opposite sides of love – HEAVEN and HELL, and to find EARTH.
You can drown, or swim to the surface.
In Slovak cinemas from April 16, 2009.
Forty days of shooting, two years` break, replacement of two actors and most of the crew, unpredictable weather, a pregnancy and motherhood – all this influenced the production of „Heaven, Hell.. Earth“. Without the passion for filmmaking from the producers and the crew it would never come to you.
Do men shape woman?
Klára is 22 and she has a successful ballet-dancing career in one of the best dancing companies in the world, she just has to train hard. She has a long-standing relationship with a young and successful entrepreneur Tomáš.
Despite the fact that she doesn`t know what`s going on in the head of 54 year old Rudolf, whose wife left him and he lives with their 13 year old daughter, Klára immerses herself into this new relationship. The game of love and erotics, inaccessibility and responsibility, of „mother“ and lover, begins. In this new world Klára finds long-lost certitudes, her career is no longer priority.
Everything seems ideal...
But life is never ideal, sometimes you have to swim hard not to drown, not to be drowned by others. Klára finds this out too, and her actions and finale of the story brings tremendous surprise...
It wasn`t easy...
The most demanding part of the shooting was making of underwater scenes which was complicated by various events. The production schedule was foiled by bad weather several times, after many hot days a cold weather and rain came exactly when underwater scenes were about to be shot. In the end, the final sequence was made in several takes shot in a real lake and the pool, and it had to be post-produced in a complicated way.
Before the camera, behind the camera
The core of the crew during the shot consisted of about 20 people. More people worked during the preparation phase and the post-production, so that makes about 50 people in total. But if we take into consideration the wider team of cooperators who deserve to appear in the final titles, it should be about 220 people, and that doesn`t cover all of them.