The overall attendance of the Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko's new film Bathory has surpassed 100,000 viewers, Zuzana Szaboová from Bontonfilm told the TASR newswire on July 28. More than 59,000 saw it in the first week, out of which 19,711 were in Bratislava.
The most expensive film ever shot in Central Europe tells the story of Elizabeth Bathory (1560-1614), the notorious Blood Countess of Čachtice, who was said to have killed hundreds of young virgins so that she could bathe in their blood in an effort to acquire eternal youth and beauty. According to director Jakubisko, however, the real story of the countess is much more powerful and interesting than the legend. The film is in English for international audiences but is showing with Slovak dubbing. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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