World premiere: 21.09.2015

Family Film

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Family Film breaks the family down into prime factors. Husband and wife set sail on the ocean, leaving their two children at home to explore the freedom offered them by the absence of parental supervision. But fear clouds the kids’ seemingly carefree life after they lose contact with their parents: their boat capsizes in a storm and the father’s beloved dog is lost. The timing of the parents’ return corresponds with a tragedy at home. Their son lies in hospital, badly in need of a kidney transplant. Test results show that the father is in fact not related to the boy by blood. As the crisis climaxes, we leave the family for a desert island where the dog, having survived the boat wreck, struggles for survival – and not only his own. Several years later a boat appears on the horizon. Half dead, the dog returns home, but where is the home, actually? In his eyes perhaps?

Crew, Cast & Production

Director

Olmo Omerzu

Script

Olmo Omerzu, Nebojsa Pop-Tasić

Camera

Lucás Milota

Actors

Karel Roden (Igor Kubín), Vanda Hybnerová (Irena Kubínová), Daniel Kadlec (Eric Kubín), Jenovéfa Boková (Anna Kubínová)

Production

Endorfilm (CZ), 42film (D), Arsmedia (SI), Rouge International (FR), Punkchart Films (SK)

Funding

Czech Film Fund, MEDIA, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Eurimages, Slovenian Film Centre, Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Film Information

Genre

Drama

Languages

Czech

Countries

Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia

Year

2014

Length

95 min.

Cinema Release

02.02.2017 (D)

Festivals & Awards

  • Ljubljana International Film Festival 2015 // FIPRESCI Prize

  • Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 // Best Artistic Contribution

  • Slovene Film Festival 2016 // Best Script

  • Czech Lions 2017 // Nominees Best Actress Vanda Hybnerová & Best Director

  • Zagreb Film Festival 2015 // Nominee The Golden Pram - Best Film

  • et al.

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