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Original name: Sluzka
English name: The Chambermaid
Year: 2022
Run time: 100 Min
Language: Czech, German, Slovakian, Hungarian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Director: Mariana Čengel Solčanská
Producers: Radka Babincová, Simona Bago Móciková, Viktor Schwarcz
cast: Dana Droppová, Radka Caldová, Vica Kerekes, Zuzana Mauréry, Cyril Dobrý
Screenplay: Mariana Čengel Solčanská, Hana Lasicová
Cinematographer: Ladislav Janošták
Editor: Ondrej Azor
Music Composer: Vladimír Martinka
Production Company: Bright Sight Pictures, Cineart TV Prague
World Sales: Picture Tree International


  • Tallinn Black Nights FF 2023
  • Göteborg IFF 2023
  • IFF India 2023
  • Santa Barbara IFF 2023
  • OUTshine FF Miami 2023
  • BFI Flare FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2022 The Enchanted Cave
  • 2020 The Scumbag
  • 2017 The Kidnapping

Director's Biography:

 Molly Manning Walker

Mariana Čengel Solčanská is one of the most influential Slovak directors and writers. She has directed four features. Her latest films The Kidnapping and, The Scumbag had a massive social and political impact and gained record-breaking box office in Slovakia. Solčanská is also a novelist.


Just before World War 1, the fifteen-year-old poverty-stricken Anka from a small Slovak town arrives in Prague to be a maid in a wealthy family. She meets Resi, the daughter of a noble family, who was born and raised to be an adornment and a trophy – of the house, of her family, of Austria-Hungary. Anka and Resi, two girls born in the same year, but at the other ends of the social ladder, find a soulmate in each other. They become best friends, lovers and the only light in a male-dominated world.