Archive of films Imprisoned / Vězení
2016, 27 min
Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
An offer of a job as a prison educator could help unemployed teacher Jakub resolve a difficult family situation. His father-in-law exacerbates his already low self-confidence, and the man most certainly imagined a different kind of son-in-law. The claustrophobic feelings Jakub experiences at the prison, however, lead him to a single question: Does he want to control others the rest of his life or be controlled by them?
Jakub lost his job as a teacher, and unemployment only increases his nagging doubts of inadequacy, which are certainly not allayed by his father-in-law. The latter imagined someone better for his daughter, and he never lets an opportunity slip by to make this perfectly clear. A job offer as a prison educator may at least partially resolve existential and familial tensions, but Jakub must answer a fundamental question: Will he control others and be controlled by them? The claustrophobic feelings from the prison visit in no way differ from the hopelessness dominating his own life, and the decision isn’t easy…
About the director
Damián Vondrášek (b. 1991, Prague) is studying direction at Prague’s Film Academy (FAMU). He was already making movies before entering school; his short work In the Rain (2014) screened at the 10th Prague Short Film Festival. Together (2015) took best director at Famufest 2015. Imprisoned (2016) was nominated for the Magnesia Award for Best Student Film (presented during the Czech Lion Awards).
About the film
|Section:||Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow|
|Dir. of Photography:||Filip Marek|
|Art Director:||Stella Šonková|
|Production:||The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague|
|Cast:||Jakub Koudela, Veronika Lazorčáková, Michaela Procházková, Tomáš Borůvka|
|Contact:||Czech Film Center , Damián Vondrášek|
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