Film by Mira Fornay

Czech–Slovak–Irish co-production

FOXES tells the story about envy, jealousy, and dependency between two sisters, but mainly about their love for one another. It is a simple story about betrayal, redemption and forgiveness. It's sister's love-story – a fiction film with mystery and the magic of memory, which is told in with strict realism in the form of character driven drama.

ALZBETA (23) is desperate to find a man and create a new home in Ireland. Her family home in Slovakia is being torn down to make way for a motorway. Her older sister, TINA (27) – engaged to an Irishman, STEVE (30) – wants to help her out, feeling she owes this to Alzbeta. Alzbeta categorically refuses her sister's help. It appears that Alzbeta is jealous of her sister's better life and her engagement to Steve. From the beginning, there is a sense something dark and unsaid exists between the two sisters, something that creates great tension and prevents them from getting closer. From their perspective, men are the only things that offer happiness and a good life. The only possibility for the sisters to get out of this spiral is to face their common past, an incident about which no one has spoken since it happened.



Film režisérky Miry Fornay ze současného Dublinu

Producers: Samson films ltd. (IR) (
Cineart TV Prague (CZ)
Miras s.r.o. (SR)
Assosiate producers: i/o post (
Czech Television (


Alžbeta: Reka Derzsi (SR)
Tina: Rita Banczi (SR)
Steve: Aaron Monaghan (IR)
Ducky: Jitka Josková (CZ)
Travis: Jonathan Byrne (IR)
Jeff: Christopher Simpson (UK)
Mike: Nicholas Pinnock (UK)


executive producer: David Collins, Viktor Schwarcz
producers: Juraj Buzalka, Brian Willis, Emil Fornay
director / writer: Mira Fornay (SR)
dop: Tomáš Sysel (CZ)
set design: Jan Vlček (CZ)
sound desing: Jan Němec (CZ)
editor: Hedvika Hansalova (CZ)
music: Tadeáš Věrčák (CZ)
Aaron Goldberg (USA –

83 min., color, 35mm, Dolby Digital SR, shot on RED ONE cameras
Language: Slovak, English, Czech
Subtitles: English, Czech

Film was supported by IFB, Czech Cinema Fund, Audiovisual Fund of Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic, Eurimages

© 2009