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Barabáš pleased by Scottish best foreign film award

Slovak filmmaker Pavol Barabáš said he was pleasantly surprised to receive the best foreign film award for Tepuy - Cesta Do Hlbin Zeme (Tepuy - Journey to the Depths of the Earth) at the William Mountain Festival in Scotland on February 18.

Slovak filmmaker Pavol Barabáš said he was pleasantly surprised to receive the best foreign film award for Tepuy - Cesta Do Hlbin Zeme (Tepuy - Journey to the Depths of the Earth) at the William Mountain Festival in Scotland on February 18.

"I didn't know about the festival,” Barabáš told TASR. “It is a kind of marathon of events regarding mountains, where several filmmakers meet.”

The award-winning movie is a journey of discovery that takes place deep in the middle of the Orinoco primeval forest in Venezuela. In a gigantic labyrinth of table mountains, colonies of bizarre organisms have eaten away the largest quartzite cave in the world. This unique discovery of Slovak and Czech speleologists is a culmination of several expeditions into this previously unknown area.

Barabáš was also pleased by the fact that his award-winning 88-minute film has been seen in Slovak cinemas and at festivals by 11,000 paying spectators. TASR

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