Archive of films Maria Stock / Maria Stock

Czech Republic
2013, 50 min

Section: Czech Films 2013–2014
Year: 2014

A luxury car brings young Milan to a God-forsaken village eternally swathed in mist. It’s not just the weather that brings out the melancholy in its inhabitants; what happens during the following three weeks might very well change the young man’s life. This mood-enhancing film is one of the most compelling graduate titles to come out of FAMU in recent years.


When Milan – clearly from a different world – turns up in a godforsaken village overlooked by the ruins of a church, he is probably as yet unaware what significance the immediate future holds for him. It’s not only his encounter with redhead Hilda that quickens the young man’s senses. He might also help the girl, who lives with her sombre father, to find someone really close. This artistically studied, ethereally suggestive and almost mystical film unfolds in a singular place that seems part of another realm. It represents a source of untold knowledge and, with it, infinite attractions, but the threat of danger is never far away.

About the director

Jan Březina

Jan Březina (b. 1980) became involved in film while studying film science at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts. He then took a course in film direction at FAMU, where he turned out the short film Thirteenth Week (Třináctý týden, 2010), which was shown at several festivals. Relating a dark family history connected to a place of pilgrimage, his writer-director graduate film Maria Stock garnered Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing at Famufest.


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Czech Films 2013–2014
Director: Jan Březina
Screenplay: Jan Březina, Markéta Jindřichová
Dir. of Photography: Jan Skriečka
Editor: Michal Böhm
Producer: Marek Novák
Production: FAMU – Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts
Cast: Kamila Trnková, Jan Strejcovský, David Novotný
Contact: FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts


Marek Novák


Jan Skriečka

Director of Photography

Michal Böhm

Film Editor

Jan Strejcovský


Vladimíra Chytilová

Film Institution Rep.

Pavel Jech

Film Institution Rep.

Marta Švecová

Festival Organizer, Film Institution Rep., Sales Agent

Jan Březina

Film Director


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