CZECH LION - THE BEST STUDENT FILMS 2016
Program of the five short films nominated for the best student short film award by the Czech film and television academy. PEACOCK, a modern-day drama with a postmodernist touch, a dark tale LESHY, AMANITAS - a drama about two young troublemakers, FATHER – an intimate portrayal of a crumbling father-son relationship, and HAPPY END - a happy-ending black comedy about death. Do not miss the fresh film talents!
Director: Ondřej Hudeček | Producers: FAMU and Ondřej Hudeček |
Star: Julius Feldmeier, Filip Chlud |
Year: 2015 | Length: 26 min | Live Action |
Bohemia, 19th Century. Ladislav, the mischievous son of a local landlord, terrorizes the village with his cruel practical jokes. When a war breaks out, Ladislav is sent to a monastery, where he unexpectedly discovers his hidden desires... A twisted queer romance telling the true but taboo story of the birth of one of the nation's most influential writers.
Director: Jakub Šmíd | Producer: FAMU |
Star: Klára Melíšková, Lenka Krobotová, Filip Bařina, Jindřich Žampa |
Year: 2015 | Length: 22 min | Live Action |
Access forbidden ‐ reads the noBce at the former aerial military base. The abandoned airport is place where the two boys go to hide away from the world ‐ the troublemaker Robin and the “I‐am‐no-kid-anymore” Vojta, step-brothers from two estranged families of a nearby village. One of their adventures takes a dangerous turn and on a bleak cold autumn day, the boys’ mothers set out into “their” space. The unwilling trio of allies has to find the missing Vojta before a child’s play turns into tragedy.
Director: Pavel Soukup | Producers: UMPRUM, FAMU and Jakub Košťál |
Star: Vladimíra Havlíčková, Marek Pospíchal |
Year: 2015 | Length: 24 min | Live Action |
Gamekeeper Karel tracks a mysterious beast awakened by poachers. In fairy tales, the creature is called Leshy, but meeting it is definitely no fairy tale. Meanwhile, Leshy and Karel's young daughter form a special kind of bond. Who will become the true ruler of the forest?
Director: Václav Huleš | Producer: UTB |
Star: Jiří Rendl, Dušan Sitek, Hana Seidlová |
Year: 2015 | Length: 35 min | Live Action |
Viktor doesn’t accept the health condition of his father, who suffers from an advanced phase of Alzheimer’s. Despite all pressure and complication he refuses to place his father into a medical facility and in his attempts to avoid that, he does things that are on the borderline between strength and weakness. Self-sacrifice mixes with selfishness, mainly in those moments when Viktor protect his father from the reality when his beloved wife is no longer alive and everything has changed. He is trying to keep his father in a bubble, as that is the only was to catch the sporadic glimpses of a man he once knew and admired. Those precious moments are shaded by the bad and horrible ones, those that corrode the already complicated yest stull substantial relationship. Will Viktor and his father find at least a partial redemption? The only way forward is through shared pain... When do we lose someone, really? When they died? When they leave us? Or when they no longer are who we remember them to be? Dad is trying to find answers for all these questions.
HAPPY END (FAMU)
Director: Jan Saska | Producer: FAMU |
Year: 2015 | Length: 6 min | Animation |
A black comedy about death, with a happy ending. A glorious chain of unlikely encounters: a group of hunters, a tractor driver, a skinhead; blood, alcohol, and a corpse.
Total length of the screening 113 min. In Czech language with English subtitles.