Archive of films Lecture / Přednáška

Czech Republic
2014, 22 min

Section: Imagina
Year: 2014

Šárka Skaláková’s enchanting voice and precise delivery will be familiar to listeners of 1980s Czechoslovak radio and many others besides. Director Roman Štětina conducts an experiment with the moderator in which she reads a text about speech defects. And he lets her make mistakes. The tension here doesn’t come from the image, but from the revelation of something impossible to experience under other circumstances.


"The viewer rarely has a chance to see a moderator preparing for a programme and to hear all the slips and mistakes. They only ever see and hear the perfect results,” writes Roman Štětina about the topic of his film, in which he has well-known radio host Šárka Skaláková read a text about speech defects that occur in the Czech language. The moderator, famous for her precise delivery (as was required in radio in the 1980s), reads a text for the very first time and makes a few mistakes along the way. The results yield several instances that go beyond verbal humor, as well as presenting a fascinating look behind the scenes.

About the director

Roman Štětina

Roman Štětina (b. 1986, Kadaň, Czechoslovakia) studied with Michal Pěchouček at the Institute of Art and Design, Plzeň (2009), and is currently a student in Tomáš Vaněk’s studio at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts (AVU) and a guest student in Judith Hopf’s studio at Städelschule, Frankfurt. He often draws on the world of radio broadcasting in his work. KVIFF presented his short film Talking About Art (2012). In 2014 he was nominated for the Jindřich Chalupecký Award.


Polansky Gallery
Veletržní 45, 170 00, Praha
Czech Republic
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Imagina
Director: Roman Štětina
Screenplay: Roman Štětina
Dir. of Photography: Roman Štětina
Editor: Roman Štětina
Cast: Šárka Skaláková
Contact: Polansky Gallery


Roman Štětina

Film Director


© 2024 FILM SERVIS FESTIVAL KARLOVY VARY, a.s. [email protected] +420 221 411 011 All contacts

AccommodationsAccommodations Festival Pass, tickets, reservationsFestival Pass, tickets
HistoryHistory ContactsContacts
Archive of filmsArchive of films KVIFF TalksKVIFF Talks
Industry Days Programme 2021Industry Days Programme KVIFF Eastern PromisesKVIFF Eastern Promises
VideogalleryVideogallery PhotogalleryPhotogallery
ContactsContacts Posters of the 57th KV IFFPosters of the 57th KV IFF
HistoryHistory Festival GuideFestival Guide