Ivetka And The Mountain
(Ivetka a hora) Director: Vít Janeček, CZ, 2008, Czech and Slovak version, 84 min
Between 1990 and 1995, the Virgin Mary appeared every month to two girls, living in the village of Litmanová in Eastern Slovakia. When it started, they were 10 and 11 years old, and while both of them saw her, Iveta could also talk to her and accept her messages. After the revelation ended, Katka married happily and lives a normal life. Ivetka, joined a monastic community, spending 9 years there. After fullfilling her vows, she decided to leave...
The place, Zvir Mountin near Litmanová, became a destination for pilgrims. Millions of people have journeyed there already and many are coming every day. The documentary recollects Iveta's inner and outer feelings of meeting Mary and asks the question: how to live with a revelation?
The screening is in partnership with International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava.