Archive of films Twosome / Dvojka
2009, 90 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
After five years together, Veronika and Michal find themselves at a crossroads. Will a holiday in Scandinavia help them to revive and strengthen their relationship, or will it ultimately confirm the fact that they no longer have a future together? This understated and singularly convincing study of one partnership plays out within the confines of the popular road-movie genre.
Michal and Veronika have been together for five years and have now reached a crossroads. The tension generated by almost constant bickering leads them to realise just how much their personalities and interests differ. Veronika, a psychology student, wants to enjoy her life while she can. Michal is already working and his idea of their life together is more conventional and old-fashioned. In an endeavour to please Veronika and perhaps save their relationship, he plans a trip to Scandinavia. The holiday that was supposed to bring them closer together doesn’t get off to a good start and things go further awry when they encounter another Czech on their travels called Šimon. His easy-going and uninhibited nature and reckless approach to life become the catalyst for all the mounting conflicts which occur between them. In keeping with his own Green Way manifesto, director Jaroslav Fuit places emphasis in his feature debut chiefly on the intimate, miniature portrayal of his characters, and on authentic narrative. As a result, his road movie offers an unusually convincing depiction of the unique ordinariness of one relationship.
About the director
Jaroslav Fuit (b. 1975, Litoměřice, CR) studied film direction at FAMU in 2000-2004. For his short college film No Hair (Bez-vlasy) he won Best Director at Famufest 2003 and a Silver Lion at the Golden Lion Film Festival in Taipei. He directs various TV series ("Airport”, "Comeback”, "Oversteps”), also commercial spots and music clips. His feature debut Twosome develops themes from his college film Heading Towards the Light (Světlu vstříc). Filmography: Strangers in Time (Cizinci v čase, 1996 – unfinished feature); shorts: Alarm (Poplach, 2001), Nameless (Bezejmenní, 2001), No Hair (Bez-vlasy, 2002), Heading Towards the Light (Světlu vstříc, 2003).
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Richard Malatinský, Jaroslav Fuit|
|Dir. of Photography:||Viktor Smutný|
|Producer:||Lenka Čintalanová, Jaroslav Fuit, Ondřej Zach|
|Production:||HBO Česká republika spol. s r.o., Green Way|
|Cast:||Kristýna Fuitová-Nováková, Jakub Wagner, David Máj|
|Contact:||Film Europe s.r.o., Palace Pictures|
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