Archive of films Peacock / Furiant

Czech Republic
2015, 26 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2015

The childhood and youth of Ladislav Stroupežnický, legend of Czech realism, as told in three chapters that we may or may not have come across in our literature textbooks. Accented with its own brand of humor and formal playfulness, the filmmakers claim it’s got it all: suspense, humor, violence, hope, emotion, nudity, sex, and even a happy ending.


“In order to become the first true dramatist of realism he had to experience what it was to be the last of the romantics.” Thus Ondřej Hudeček’s film describes the early days of Ladislav Stroupežnický, legend of Czech theater. Bearing the subtitle A Comedy in Three Acts, the movie parodies the cliché of the staged TV documentary, fashioning an inventive image of the famed dramatist that is (un)known in the annals of literature. In the words of the filmmakers, it’s got it all: suspense, humor, violence, hope, emotion, nudity, sex, and even a happy ending.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Ondřej Hudeček (b. 1987, Czechoslovakia) studied direction and camerawork at Trebas Institute in Montréal and at Prague’s Film Academy (FAMU). In 2014 he participated in the Berlinale Talents program. His previous shorts O-Ring (2011), Years (2012) and Karaoke (2012) were screened and awarded at a number of festivals. At present his production company is developing Peacock into a feature that will incorporate the short work of the same name.


Ondřej Hudeček
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Czech Republic

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Ondřej Hudeček
Screenplay: Jan Smutný, Ondřej Hudeček
Dir. of Photography: Ondřej Hudeček
Editor: Ondřej Hudeček
Art Director: Anna Mayerová, Petra Vencelidesová
Producer: Ondřej Hudeček, Ondřej Šejnoha
Production: FAMU – Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts
Cast: Julius Feldmeier, Cyril Dobrý, Marie Poulová
Contact: Ondřej Hudeček


Ondřej Hudeček

Film Director

Markéta Šantrochová

Film Institution Rep.

Pavel Jech

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Irena Kovarova

Film Institution Rep., Other, Producer, PR & Marketing

Daniela Hurábová

Film Institution Rep.

Martin Černý

Film Institution Rep.

Denisa Štrbová

Film Institution Rep.

Barbora Ligasová

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