TV mini-series in development
Soviet-controlled Czechoslovakia, 1951. Jo’s life collapses when her devoutly communist husband is imprisoned by his own party. What happens when she refuses to give up on him, while he refuses to give up his beliefs?
CONVICTIONS tells Jo Langer’s remarkable survival story. We meet the Langer family living in relative comfort in a newly minted communist society. Then Oscar is arrested on false charges and found guilty of treason. Jo’s fall from grace is sudden and brutal. Jo fights prejudice and danger on all sides. She survives in the face of a system intent on destroying her family’s lives and their identities. She escapes the regime and testifies, while Oscar never admits that his party’s ideology is utterly flawed. Neither wife nor husband is willing to give up on their convictions.
CONVICTIONS is a mini-series based on the best-selling memoir “Convictions: My Life With A Good Communist” by Jo Langer.
DIRECTOR Tereza Nvotova
WRITER Tereza Nvotova, Barbora Namerova
PRODUCERS Vespucci group, PubRes, Evolution films, RTVS
Developed at MIDPOINT TV LAUNCH.
Supported by Slovak Film Fund AVF