Archive of films Bird Atlas / Atlas ptáků
Czech Republic / Slovenia / Slovak Republic
2021, 92 min
Section: Crystal Globe Competition
An ageing proprietor of a technology company (Miroslav Donutil) has dedicated his whole life to his work, so it comes as a big blow when things suddenly start to fall apart at the seams. Olmo Omerzu’s new film relies on persuasive character acting and his special brand of gentle irony to demonstrate that, in order to preserve our dignity, we occasionally need to lose face in the eyes of others.
While Olmo Omerzu trusted in the enchanting delivery of young non-pro actors in Winter Flies, the dense drama of Bird Atlas hinges on persuasive character acting. An ageing proprietor of a technology company (Miroslav Donutil) has dedicated his whole life to his work, so it comes as a big blow when he discovers that payments to suppliers have been held up for months. But what can he do when the firm’s accountant (Alena Mihulová) is nowhere to be seen? He can’t rely on anyone or anything; perhaps the truth lies only with the Greek chorus of birds chirping somewhere up in the trees… Through his special brand of gentle irony Omerzu demonstrates that, in order to preserve our dignity, we occasionally need to lose face in the eyes of others.
About the director
Olmo Omerzu (1984, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia-Slovenia). Selected filmography: A Night Too Young (2012, medium-length), Fortress (2013, short), Family Film (2016), Winter Flies (2018), Bird Atlas (2021).
About the film
|Section:||Crystal Globe Competition|
|Screenplay:||Olmo Omerzu, Petr Pýcha|
|Dir. of Photography:||Lukáš Milota|
|Music:||Monika Omerzu Midriaková|
|Art Director:||Antonín Šilar|
|Coproduction:||Cvinger Film, Punkchart films, Česká televize|
|Cast:||Miroslav Donutil, Alena Mihulová, Martin Pechlát, Eliška Křenková, Vojtěch Kotek, Pavla Beretová|
Monika Omerzu Midriaková