Archive of films I, Mattoni - Honeymoon in Vienna / Já, Mattoni - Vídeňské líbánky

Czech Republic
2016, 56 min

Section: Czech Films 2015–2016
Year: 2016

Immediately after his wedding night Heinrich Mattoni sets off for Vienna, where there’s everything to play for. The young entrepreneur has to prove that he really is capable of turning water into gold… This epic drama is also the third episode in the television series “I, Mattoni” about the founder of the famous water bottling plant. After the screening, Marek Najbrt will hold a masterclass on the creation of this historical series (in Czech only).


In thirteen episodes Czech Television’s historical series focuses on the life of Heinrich Mattoni, founder of the world famous mineral water company. In the third part, “Honeymoon in Vienna,” young Mattoni (David Švehlík) sets out for Vienna on his very first business trip. There’s a lot to play for. Everything, in fact. He has to prove to his father and father-in-law, and also to himself, that he really is capable of turning water into gold… But how is he meant to break into such a different and complex world? This epic drama, which will be aired in the autumn, begins in the first half of the 19th century and ends in 1910, thus covering the legendary “happy world” period when the horrors of war were still far off and Heinrich Mattoni was struggling for success, both in his professional and private life. Boasting a prominent Czech cast, the series is set among Karlovy Vary’s colonnades and in the spa town of Kyselka. After the screening, Marek Najbrt will hold a masterclass (in Czech only) on the creation of this historical series.

Jan Škoda

About the director

Marek Najbrt (b. 1969, Prague) graduated from Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and from the documentary film department of Prague’s Film Academy. In 1991–1998 he wrote and directed a number of amateur and professional audiovisual projects, notably the multimedia productions Balconies (1994) and Seven Dreams Realized (1996-97), staged at Prague’s Archa Theatre. He now primarily directs films, the most prominent of which were the features awarded Czech Lions: Champions (2004), Protector (2009) and Polski Film (2012, screened in the main competition at Karlovy Vary). He is also working on the popular political sitcom “The Blaník Bureau”​ and the series “The World Below.”


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Czech Films 2015–2016
Director: Marek Najbrt
Screenplay: Petr Zikmund podle knihy Dravec, Mattoni / based on the book Dravec Mattoni (Mattoni, the Bird of Prey) by Bohuslav Machek, Marie Dolejší
Dir. of Photography: Martin Štěpánek
Music: Hynek Schneider
Editor: Michal Hýka, Pavel Hrdlička
Art Director: Jan Vlček, Andrea Králová
Producer: Česká televize
Production: Jan Lekeš
Coproduction: Karlovarské minerální vody a.s.
Cast: Alois Švehlík, David Švehlík, Taťjana Medvecká, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Anna Geislerová, Vladimír Kratina
Sales: Czech Television - Telexport
Contact: Czech Television, Festival Department


Marek Najbrt

Film Director

Martin Štěpánek

Director of Photography, Director of Photography

Tatiana Vilhelmová

Actress, Actress

Anna Geislerová


Alois Švehlík


Taťjana Medvecká


David Švehlík


Jan Lekeš


Petra Štovíková

Festival Organizer, TV Representative


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