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Marko Skop – Let There Be Light #KVIFF54

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It’s hard to be a father nowadays – but it’s just as hard to be a son.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Marko Skop, director of the film Let There Be Light.

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An interview with director Marko Skop, whose latest film Let There Be Light had its world premiere in the official competition of the 2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In this interview, the Skovak director discusses with us some of the themes of the film, including that of paramilitary youth organizations, religion, personality and family, and talks about other things, such as the influence of his documentary background on his fiction films such as this.

Let There Be Light: A Slovak village is getting ready for Christmas. Forty-year-old Milan travels from Germany where he works to be home with his family. However, the serene and festive atmosphere is unsettled by the suspicion that his son, a member of a paramilitary youth organisation, might be involved in a harrowing event that stunned the local community. This compelling drama, about the strength and fragility of family ties, examines our sense of moral responsibility in a world where xenophobia takes precedence over compassion for those closest to us.


  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Marko Skop
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Let There Be Light
  • Festival section
    Official Competition
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