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Australian Premiere

"We Have Never Been Modern is an exhilarating swing by an astute filmmaker.” — RogerEbert.com

Set in pre-World War II Czechoslovakia, the captivating Eliška Krenková shines as Helena, the expectant wife of a successful factory owner. Helena's bright future begins to unravel when the body of a newborn intersex baby is discovered at the factory site, sending shockwaves throughout the community. Weaving an intricate tale that blends elements of detective mystery and psychological drama, the film masterfully paints a complex and compelling picture of small-town bigotry and the heavy price that is paid for what is deemed as progress.

With sumptuous production values and stellar performances throughout, We Have Never Been Modern, crafts a compelling period drama that will not only surprise you but keep you guessing right up until the end.

Co-presented by the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia.

Nominated for the Crystal Globe (Best Film) Award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


Unclassified 15+




Czech Republic, Slovakia


Czech, Slovak (English subtitles)


Matej Chlupácek

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