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The Ballad of Piargy

Director(s): Ivo TrajkovSK, CZ, MK100 min.2022
88%(53 ratings)
Accessibilitynot suitable for minors under 15 years of age
LanguagesSlovak (orig.)
Black and white / colourblack & white

The film adaptation of František Švantner's literary novel tells the story of a village called Piargy. Here, the young, beautiful, and poor Juliša pays a cruel toll for her desire for a better life. When she marries Martin, the son of the richest landowner, she finds herself in a family of strict rules. Not only she will face unpleasant pressure from her mother-in-law, but she will also be unable to resist her father-in-law's violent seductions. Despite this, Julisha falls in love with her husband's father and a love triangle develops. The forbidden secret, however, will not remain hidden for long, and everyone is eager to profit from it: Julisha's sister, the people in the village, and even the village priest. Piargy is a symbol of modern Sodom and Gomorrah, a mirror of the warped morality of society. At the same time, it is a naturalistic metaphor for the subordinate position of women in a patriarchal society. The Ballad of Piargy won 11 Sun in the Net Awards in 2022 and the Audience Award. IMDb web trailer
Projection of The Ballad of Piargy at IFF Art Film 2023
Slovak Season
19. Jun
Film was already screened