Archive of films Big Opening / Velká premiéra

Czech Republic
2022, 90 min

Section: Special Screenings
Year: 2022

An actor called Šnajdr is given an opportunity to make his debut as a director. He doesn’t think twice about leaving Prague and dashing off to Olomouc, where he is met by the grumpy director of the town’s cultural centre and his eccentric grandma, who is to be the star of his production and who's perfectly attuned to his sense of humour and mystification… A bittersweet comedy directed by Miroslav Krobot and starring Pavel Šimčík and Iva Janžurová.


Actor Pavel Šnajdr eagerly accepts an opportunity to direct his first film. He’s not bothered that he has to leave Prague and head for Olomouc in order to do this. Quite the reverse. Things aren’t going very well in his marriage and in Olomouc he gets to live with his eccentric grandma, who shares his distinctive sense of humour and mystification and is thus the ideal partner for him in a piece of improvised performance. However, the preparations for the premiere don’t go exactly according to plan. Grandma doesn’t like being bossed around on stage and the director of the cultural centre has a completely different artistic vision from that of Šnajdr. Pavel Šimčík, Iva Janžurová and Iva Pazderková are outstanding as the leads in Miroslav Krobot's bittersweet comedy.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Miroslav Krobot

Miroslav Krobot (1951, Šumperk, Czechoslovakia). Filmography: Nowhere in Moravia (2014), The Quartette (2017), Big Opening (2022).


Evolution Films
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Falcon a.s.
Radlická 1c/3185, 150 00, Praha 5
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About the film

Barevný, DCP
World premiéra

Section: Special Screenings
Director: Miroslav Krobot
Screenplay: Miroslav Krobot, Lubomír Smékal
Dir. of Photography: Martin Štrba
Music: Martin Hůla
Sound: Dušan Kozák
Editor: Jarosław Kamiński
Art Director: Jan Vlček
Producer: Silvie Michajlova, Ondřej Zima
Production: Evolution Films
Coproduction: Česká televize
Cast: Pavel Šimčík, Iva Janžurová, Iva Pazderková, Miroslav Krobot, Klára Melíšková, Ivana Plíhalová, Jenovéfa Boková, Roman Vencl, Jakub Žáček, Hana Doulová
Contact: Evolution Films
Distributor: Falcon a.s.


Miroslav Krobot

Actor, Film Director

Pavel Šimčík


Iva Janžurová


Klára Melíšková


Jenovéfa Boková


Iva Pazderková


Jakub Žáček


Ivana Plíhalová


Ondřej Zima


Silvie Michajlova


Jaroslav Sedláček


Lubomír Smékal


Dušan Kozák

Sound Designer

Jan Vlček

Set Designer

Pavlína Muzikářová


Barbora Dlabajová

Production Manager


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