Archive of films Krásno / Krásno

Czech Republic
2014, 119 min

Section: Czech Films 2013–2014
Year: 2014

Krásno is a lake located outside the town of Šumperk and also the focus of various questions raised by actor and stage professional Ondřej Sokol in his debut as writer-director. Could someone be behind the drowning of Michal’s mother? Will Michal and Adam get to the root of the mystery amid a spiral of bizarre events unfolding in a strangely deserted town? And what will the dejected heroes find out about themselves in the process?


Synopsis

Dejected Michal and his childhood friend Adam return to Šumperk where the body of Michal’s mother was found in the lake several years earlier. To this day he suspects his own father may have been responsible but the old man dies the very day the two friends return to their hometown. The place lives its own strange, empty life; time has stood still during the years the two men have been away – at least this is the impression they have. In this uncanny atmosphere the two protagonists increasingly get caught up in a spiral of weird events which might or might not have greater significance, but it’s important to fully experience them and, in doing so, to try to comprehend. With its wealth of innovative ideas and unexpected humour, the film openly looks to foreign models: we’ll find parallels with In Bruges or Nordic dramas with their touch of the bizarre. It’s not so much cynicism that the filmmakers conceal behind their derisive humour, as their endeavour to find levity in situations which appear to contradict it.

About the director

Ondřej Sokol (b. 1971, Šumperk, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech stage and film actor, screenwriter and director. Apart from studying acting and direction at the Theatre Faculty of Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts, he also took a documentary film course at FAMU. His greatest triumphs to date have been stage-related: he has won Alfréd Radok and Thálie awards and also an award from the stage fortnightly Divadelní noviny; he also brought dramatist Martin McDonagh to Czech theatres. For Drama Club audiences he staged the plays The Lonesome West, God of Carnage and Hero of the West. He gained popularity as an actor in TV serials, and also in the film Perfect Days (2011), for which he was nominated for a Czech Lion award. He is also part of the cast and creative team behind the successful TV comedy show "Partička.” Krásno, which he set in his hometown, is his feature-length directorial debut.

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Czech Films 2013–2014
   
Director: Ondřej Sokol
Screenplay: Ondřej Sokol, Martin Finger, Petr Vydra
Dir. of Photography: Tomáš Sysel
Music: Jan P. Muchow
Editor: Šimon Hájek
Producer: Vojtěch Frič, Daniel Strejc
Production: love.FRAME
Coproduction: Česká televize, FRAME100R, MagicLab, Sound4film, Lightservice
Cast: Ondřej Sokol, Martin Finger, Karel Roden, Jana Krausová, David Matásek, Zuzana Stavná, Jaroslav Plesl, Ondřej Malý
Contact: love.FRAME
Distributor: Bontonfilm, a.s.

Guests

Daniel Strejc

Producer

Zuzana Stavná

Actress


Daniel Dušek

Distributor

Martin Palán

Distributor


Martin Finger

Actor

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