Being a teenager isn’t always easy. 17-year old Lina (Hallie Switzer) is planning a summer holiday visiting her mother’s family in Modra, Slovakia with her boyfriend, when he unexpectedly breaks up with her. Not willing to let it ruin her summer plans, Lina asks Leco (Alexander Gammal), another cute boy from school, to join her on the trip.
While Lina’s Slovakian family assumes they’re a couple, she and Leco start to realize that they don’t have a whole lot in common after all – which doesn’t stop Leco from feeling hurt when Lina steps out with a local boy. An emotional journey of soul searching and self discovery, Modra lets its two young leads gently discover who they are while they navigate the unfamiliar challenges of being far from home.
The film was selected by the Toronto International Film Festival as one of Canada’s Top Ten films of 2010 and won an Audience Award in Slovakia, at the Bratislava International Film Festival.
“… a prime example of heartfelt DIY filmmaking that really works… poignantly alert to the nuances of teen life, perfectly capturing that confusing betwixt-and-between time." Alissa Simon, Variety
Alexander Gammal, Hallie Switzer
English, Other Language