Archive of films Rheum / Ospalky

Slovak Republic
2021, 27 min

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Year: 2021

Libuše and her husband Jaromír have been together for a long time, perhaps too long. It seems their lives have become mired in a vicious circle of enervation, which neither of them wants to admit. The couple might have spent the rest of their days like this were it not for the arrival of a motivational package from an agency called The Sun… A study of life’s declining years as a period in which simple whims become immutable laws, whose infringement is almost physically impossible.


Synopsis

Libuše and her husband Jaromír have been together a long time, perhaps too long. It seems their lives have become mired in a vicious circle of enervation, which neither of them wants to admit. Libuše is fastidious about the housework, she swaps her wigs around and she tries to find out what the various stains are on her laundry, which maybe only she notices. For his part, Jaromír is more attentive to his garden gnomes than to his own wife. It would be difficult to say who lost interest in the other first. The couple might have spent the rest of their days like this were it not for the arrival of a motivational package from an agency called The Sun promising better things. A study of life’s declining years as a period in which simple whims become immutable laws, whose infringement is almost physically impossible.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Kateřina Hroníková (1998). Filmography: Ten Coffees, That's Too Much (2017, short doc.), Extraction (2018, short doc.), You Can Walk Down from There (2019, short doc.), Rheum (2021, short).

Contacts

Slovenský filmový ústav / Slovak Film Institute
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Slovakia
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About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
   
Director: Kateřina Hroníková
Screenplay: Kristína Žilinčárová, Kateřina Hroníková
Dir. of Photography: Adam Mach
Editor: Kateřina Hroníková
Art Director: Kateřina Hroníková, Kristína Žilinčárová
Producer: Erik Kliment
Production: FTF VŠMU
Cast: Taťjana Medvecká, Jiří Wohanka, Petr Kopsa
Contact: Slovenský filmový ústav / Slovak Film Institute

Guests

Kateřina Hroníková

Film Director

Erik Kliment

Producer


Kristina Žilinčárová

Screenwriter

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