Archive of films US 2 / MY 2

Czech Republic
2014, 99 min

Section: Czech Films 2014–2015
Year: 2015

A love story about a surprise romance between a deceived wife and her gay hairstylist. The debut by Slobodanka Radun unfolds in contemporary Prague which, thanks to the film’s clear artistic vision, appears as a modern and volatile metropolis.


Synopsis

Thirty-year-old Ema is married to a womaniser. She feels degraded and refuses to accept her situation, so she decides to leave her husband. In the middle of the night she finds herself knocking on the door of her hairstylist, Tony. The latter’s eccentric lifestyle is somewhat alien to Ema; what’s more, she hardly knows him. But this is what attracts her to Tony, who, fairly untypically for a Czech film, is portrayed as an understated homosexual. Ema’s flight infuriates her parents, however, who want their daughter to return to her husband immediately. “Practically all of us have come across someone like Ema, and probably the only person who can really understand what she’s going through is a gay man,” says director Slobodanka Radun, who created the screenplay with writer Radka Denemarková. The film betrays a sophisticated visual and musical style: for her directorial debut Radun sought the assistance of numerous Czech artistic individuals whose sense of elegance shaped the backdrop of contemporary Prague; the city thus acquires prominence as the third player in the film.

Šimon Šafránek

About the director

Slobodanka Radun (b. 1971, Loznica, Yugoslavia) studied film direction at FAMU (1998). She has made a series of short documentaries for Czech Television, a video clip, several commercials, and she cowrote a film script and a story for a television series. Her debut US 2 was premiered at the end of 2014. She wrote the screenplay for the film with Czech writer Radka Denemarková, whose successful play Sleeping Disorders (2010) Radun directed at Prague’s Na zábradlí theatre.

Contacts

Bionaut
Dělnická 47, 170 00, Praha 7
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 222 983 745
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.bionaut.cz

CinemArt, a.s.
Národní 60/28, 111 21, Praha 1
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 224 949 110, +420 221 105 230
Fax: +420 221 105 220
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.cinemart.cz

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Czech Films 2014–2015
   
Director: Slobodanka Radun
Screenplay: Radka Denemarková, Slobodanka Radun
Dir. of Photography: Jiří Málek
Music: Jan P. Muchow
Editor: Jiří Brožek
Art Director: Petr Kunc
Producer: Vratislav Šlajer
Production: Bionaut
Coproduction: Česká televize, Slobodanka Radun
Cast: Jana Plodková, Ondřej Nosálek, Milena Steinmasslová, Luděk Sobota, Jiří Vyorálek
Contact: Bionaut
Distributor: CinemArt, a.s.

Guests

Slobodanka Radun

Film Director / Producer, Film Director

Vratislav Šlajer

Producer


Radka Denemarková

Producer, Screenwriter

Aleš Tříska

Distributor, Producer


Aleš Danielis

Distributor

Jaroslav Kutheil

Distributor


Irena Kobosilová

Distributor, PR & Marketing

Magdalena Niklová


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