Archive of films How Close to It I Am / Jak blízko tomu jsem
2016, 34 min
Section: Czech Films 2016–2017
Work, friends, home. What constitutes mind-numbing routine for some people is, for 26-year-old Petr, an opportunity to contemplate the everyday life around him. In Václav Hrzina’s film this young man will perhaps never say what he really wants but, occasionally, in the silence, you can hear what he’s thinking.
Twenty-six-year-old Petr lives in Prague, where he works for a decorating firm. He spends his free time with friends, mostly chatting about ordinary things. It’s a quiet life and there’s not much that ruffles his feathers. But Petr doesn’t really mind; he’s content in his role as a perceptive observer of the familiar city around him. By monitoring apparently trivial episodes, director Václav Hrzina pieces together an image of a young man who perhaps will never say what he really wants. But occasionally, in the silence, you can hear what he’s thinking.
About the director
Václav Hrzina (b. 1975) studied film direction at Prague’s FAMU, graduating in 2016. At college he made several short and medium-length films, such as The Wish (2008) and Moment of Absence (2011). He was involved in feature films by colleagues Tomasz Mielnik (Journey to Rome, 2015) and Vít Zapletal (Dust of the Ground, 2015). He finished up his film course with How Close to It I Am.
About the film
|Section:||Czech Films 2016–2017|
|Dir. of Photography:||Martin Tichovský|
|Art Director:||Filip Novotný|
|Producer:||Ondřej Šejnoha, Eva Pavlíčková|
|Cast:||Pavel Neškudla, Kamila Janovičová, Filip Březina, Josef Láska|
Director of Photography