“A STEP into Darkness”, the latest film of director Martin Luther, will be screened at the World Film Festival in Montreal, which runs August 21 through September 1.

“It is the first festival to which we registered the film,” producer Patrik Pašš said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Luther said he was pleased that the film starts its foreign presentation at the first-class festival like the one in Montreal.

“I assume that ‘A Step into Darkness’ with its specific national topic, but also richness of the story and its adaptation will be attractive also for the non-European viewer,” Luther said, as quoted by TASR.

“A Step into Darkness” is a historical drama, based on a 1956 novel by noted Slovak writer Alfonz Bednár. It is set in the period of early communism and tells a story of a married doctor who plunges into an affair with a political activist. The film was created in co-production with the public-service Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS), with a financial contribution from the Audiovisual Fund.

Actor Marko Igonda, who plays the main male character in the film, will also travel to Montreal on August 23 and will stay through August 25. The film will be screened in non-competitive Focus on World Cinema section, TASR wrote.