The Unbalanced

Screening Selection

Nominated for:Best Feature Film

Film Info

Film Year: 2022

Film Duration: 79 min

Country: Slovakia

Language: Slovak


Zuzana Piussi

Film Category

Idealistic translator Nadia (50) finds new stability with her daughter (12) after a difficult post-divorce period. She manages to buy a flat at a bargain price and hope returns to her life, undisturbed even by the omnipresent COVID. However, she soon discovers that there is a woman living in the immediate neighborhood who turns out to be more than eccentric. The perceptive Nadia senses her disturbed mental health and treats her receptively, which draws her attention to herself all the more and begins to experience terror. A futile effort to help her and herself begins with her nearest neighbor and ends with a grotesque portrayal of a system in which ignoring problems is an essential survival tool. Nadia has no choice but to embark on another journey. This film is inspired by real events.