BEAST IFF ON-SITE #9: Servants

On May 26th, the feature film “Servants”, co-produced by the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania, will be shown at Cinema Passos Manuel.

The film by director Ivan Ostrochovský was one of the highlights of the online edition of BEAST IFF 2021. “Servants” is also within the V4 Screen program, dedicated to the cinema of the Visegrad Group countries.

This session is held in partnership with the International Visegrad Fund and the Slovak Embassy in Portugal, as a part of the Visegrad Film Hub project.

Location: Cinema Passos Manuel

Date: May 26th (WED), 8:30 PM

Ticketing: The regular ticket will be 5€, while the student ticket and the ticket for Tripass cardholders will be 3.5€.


Servants (Ivan Ostrochovský, Slovakia / Romania / Czech Republic, 2020, FIC, 80’, SUB. PT/EN)

The year is 1980. Michal and Juraj are students at a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Fearing the dissolution of their school, the tutors are moulding the seminarians into a satisfactory shape to the ruling Communist Party.

Each of the young students must decide if he will give in to the temptation and choose the easier way of collaborating with the regime, or if he will subject himself to draconian surveillance by the secret police.