We are excited to announce our first Residency in 2021.

Thanks to our partnership with Semaine de la Critique’s programme Next Step, Bratislava will welcome Portuguese filmmaker Duarte Coimbra.

Duarte will be working on his fiction feature debut The Jacaranda Storm, a story of 23 years old Helena questioning her future, that combines a sweet, sharp take on a generation and the gusto of consciously naïve lyricism to make a thoroughly modern film offering the possibility of a new-found land as an answer to cynicism.

It is with no smaller joy to say that the mentor on The Jacaranda Storm is no other than Slovenian scriptwriter and director Olmo Omerzu who has shown his talents in films like A Night Too Young (2011), Family Film (2015), or Winter Files (2018).