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Interview: Michal Blaško – Victim

Interview: Michal Blaško – Victim

In anticipation of the upcoming 95th Academy Awards, I spoke with Michal Blaško, whose debut film Victim is Slovakia’s official submission in consideration for the Best International Feature Category. Teaming with several collaborators with whom he’s worked on short projects and in television, Blaško shares the considerable creative process which went into the evolution of his theatrical narrative debut. A prescient study on fluctuating xenophobic shifts in relation to Ukrainian immigrants in Slovakia, Blaško speaks to straddling a grey zone of unintentional period piece and contemporary subtexts. Here is our conversation:

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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