Return of the Storks


A story of Vanda, a young flight attendant, who feels a constant urge to fly, this even in her private life, where she often lacks firm ground under her feet. She runs off to an old village in the East of Slovakia and moves in with her grandmother. There, at the end of the world, Vanda feels comfortable, untill she gets evolved into trade with human fate. This adventure makes her reconsider her roots and relationship so that she can go back to her own life knowing she has a home. The film aims at establishing a cross-cultural dialogue in the region, which seems to be unimportant yet it reflects issues present all over Europe.  

Slovakia / Germany / Czech Republic  2007,  96 min 


Director: Martin Repka
Writers: Martin Repka, Eugen Gindl

Cast: Katharina Lorenz, Florian Stetter, Zuzana Mauréry, Lukáš Latinák, Radek Brzobohatý, and others 

Production: SEN FILM, ARTE/HR, STOKED FILM, HOODOO Production  

Funded by: Slovak Ministry of Culture, Czech Ministry of Culture, Hessian Film Fund, Hessen Invest Film


  • National Nomination for the 80. Oscars Awards 
  • 2 x Slovak National Film Awards IGRIC (Best Director, Best Male Actor)
  • 3 x Slovak National Film Award Nominiees  (DOP, Best Female Supporting Role, Best Male Supporting Role)
  • Hessian Film Award (Best Original Screenplay)  and others…

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