Poster for Modra

Summer 2011 Summer Films series

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 8:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Ingrid Veninger

Screenplay by Ingrid Veninger

Starring Hallie Switzer, Alexander Gammal and Mathieu Chesneau

Rated 14A · 1h 20m
Canada, Slovakia

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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 mistakenly assumes that a romance is afoot, setting off a chain reaction which leads 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. It is also a journey that helps the young protagonist learn that sometimes you have to leave home to find out where you’re from.