That Castle, a story based on a Slovak national folktale, is a story about the fear, anxiety and guilt that we all carry within us and with which we sometimes fight all our lives. It is a story about overcoming invincible obstacles that we build ourselves. It is a story about the inner strength of the individual and overcoming oneself. And, last but not least, it is a story about the power of humanity, faith and goodness, which is hidden in every spirit, no matter what is seen at the first glance.
I encountered this beautiful folktale during my residency time in Slovakia, and I was stunned. Since then, I have been continuously examining and discussing all the factors and messages that are hidden in this story, making it so special and touching, with the local artists, writers and musicians. There is a depth to the story that most folktales fail to reach; emotionally painting life as a woman. As a female director, I want to express this feeling in the animation and spread part of this beautiful tale to the world through audiovisual interpretation.