Winter Flies


Olmo Omerzu

2018, 1 h 25 min

A modest and subtle road movie about two 14-year-olds who drive through the Czech Republic in a stolen car. A bad policeman and an even-worse policewoman try to establish what has really happened, that is, where they got the car and what the goal of their dangerous journey was. They capture and interrogate one of them. Mara looks like bad news, so they treat him accordingly, but looks can be deceiving.

written by Petr Pýcha
director of photography Lukáš Milota
music Šimon Holý, Monika Midriaková, Paweł Szamburski
production design Antonin Šilar
costume design Anna Marešková, Marjetka Kürner Kalous
make-up Kristýna Jurečková
sound Daniel Němec
edited by Jana Vlčková
cast Tomáš Mrvik, Jan František Uher, Eliška Křenková, Lenka Vlasáková, Martin Pechlát
production Endorfilm, Ceská Televize
producer Jiři Konečný
co-produced by Koskino, DI Factory
executive producer Eva Kovářová
production manager Martin Mikula
co-financed by Státní Fond Kinematografie, Slovenski Filmski Center Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Audiovizuálny Fond

Selected awards 

2018 – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Best Director Award; Special Mention of the Ecumenical Jury

Olmo Omerzu born in 1984 in Ljubljana, now the capital of Slovenia. In 2011, he graduated from FAMU, Prague, with A Night Too Young. After its premiere in the Forum section of the 2012 Berlinale, the film was screened at many international festivals and won numerous accolades, incl. the award of Czech film critics and for the discovery of the year. In 2015, Omerzu finished his second feature, Family Film, an international co-production co-financed by Media and Eurimages. The film premiered at San Sebastián International Film Festival and received the award for best artistic contribution at the Tokyo International Film Festival, among many others; film of the year according to Czech critics.

Selected films  

2012 A Night Too Young

2015 Family Film

Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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