Koza >< 75 min. >< 2015 >< SK / CZ >< feature

director: Ivan Ostrochovský
scriptwriters: Marek Leščák, Ivan Ostrochovský
cinematography: Martin Kollár
sound: Tobias Potočný
editors: Viera Čákanyová, Peter Morávek, Maroš Šlapeta, Matej Beneš
cast: Peter Baláž, Zvonko Lakčević, Ján Franek

production: sentimentalfilm (SK), endorfilm (CZ), Česká televize (CZ), Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (SK), Punkchart films (SK)

web: www.kozamovie.com

Peter “Koza” Baláž is a former Olympic boxer. He and his partner, Miša, live in a dilapidated housing estate, constantly struggling to make ends meet. Miša learns that she is expecting a child and decides to terminate her pregnancy. She pressures Koza to get money for the procedure. Koza, who has not trained in a while, steps back into the ring, hoping to earn some much-needed cash and possibly change Miša’s mind. He and his manager, Zvonko, embark on a “tour”, where success is not measured in victories, but in the amount of blows that Koza can take. The film features Peter Baláž, who competed at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and Ján Franek, Olympic medallist from Moscow 1980, as his coach.

world premiere: 65th Berlin IFF, 2015, Germany
distribution premiere: september 2015 (ASSOCIATION OF SLOVAK FILM CLUBS, Slovak Republic), october 2015 (Aerofilms, Czech Republic)

20th Vilnius FF, 2015, Lithuania: Best Film, Art Cinema Award >< 38th Hong Kong IFF, 2015, Hong Kong >< 15th goEast Wiesbaden FF, 2015, Germany: Best Director, FIPRESCI Award >< 12th IndieLisboa IF of Independent Films, 2015, Portugal: TVCine & Séries Special Special Mention >< 12th Neisse FF: Best Film

Slovak Audiovisual Fund >< Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic >< State Cinematography Fund >< MEDIA Programme