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Czech Republic
2016, 25 min

Section: Czech Films 2016–2017

  256 Saturday 1/7 20:00 Cinema B
  5C3 Tuesday 4/7 12:30 Čas Cinema
  8H6 Friday 7/7 22:30 Husovka Theatre
This film will be screened with the following films:

A family celebration is once again reduced to small talk and stock phrases, but one member may find the strength to defy routine and open up a family secret. In Johana Švarcová’s black-humoured drama there is someone, however, who intends to preserve the congenial atmosphere at all costs.


Synopsis

At family celebrations the conversation can go on for hours without anyone saying anything important. The party atmosphere in this case appears to be made up of a series of standard expressions and stock phrases, namely small-talk waffle that replaces any kind of sincere human interaction. Everyone sitting round the table seems to be following a script, and any deviation is unacceptable. But this is what the heroine of this graduation film is trying to accomplish and, in doing so, she may find the courage to bring a family secret into the open. A black-humoured drama about the important things that life’s banalities prevent us from ever saying.

Jan Škoda

About the director

Johana Švarcová (b. 1983, Liberec, Czechoslovakia) is a director, documentarist, actress, musician and performer, having graduated in film direction from FAMU. In 2013 she shot Hi, I’m Doing Fine, which brought her awards from the Fresh Film Fest and the Poitiers FF in France. She was also successful with Familiar Strangers (2015) and Process (2015). Black Cake won Best Film and Best Director at Famufest in 2016. She is currently putting together her feature-length documentary The Sound Is Innocent.

Contacts

Jakub Vacík


E-mail: jakub.vacik@seznam.cz

About the film

COLOR, DCP

Section: Czech Films 2016–2017
   
Director: Johana Švarcová
Screenplay: Johana Švarcová, Kristina Májová
Dir. of Photography: Šimon Dvořáček
Music: Johana Švarcová, Martin Ožvold
Editor: Adam Patyk
Art Director: Barbora Zelníčková
Producer: Ondřej Šejnoha
Production: Studio FAMU
Cast: Ester Geislerová, Barbora Milotová, Taťjana Medvecká, Ján Sedal, Radek Beran, Natálie Řehořová, Václav Neužil, Jaroslava Pokorná
Contact: Jakub Vacík

Guests

Johana Švarcová

Film Director

Ester Geislerová

Actor


Václav Neužil

Actor

Taťjana Medvecká

Actor


Kristina Májová

Screenwriter

Marek Dusil

Producer


Magdaléna Rothová

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