HBO Europe Takes Slovakian Oscar Contender 'Eva Nova'

Eva Nova - Publicity - H 2016
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HBO will carry the drama from Marko Skop across its pay TV channels in Central and Eastern Europe.

HBO Europe has picked up Eva Nova, Slovakia’s entry for the 2017 foreign-language Oscar, for its pay TV service across Central and Eastern Europe.

The drama, directed by Marko Skop, premiered in Toronto last year, where it won the international critics Fipresci award.

HBO Europe will take the feature in 15 countries, including Poland, Hungary and the Czech and Slovak Republics. The channel will have a three-year rights window for the film, starting Jan. 1, 2017.

Emilia Vasaryova stars as the titular character in the film, a once famous and respected actress who descended into alcoholism. Now 62, Eva Nova is fighting to stay sober and to reconnect with her estranged son.