Duration: 95 min
Screenplay: Olmo Omerzu, Nebojša Pop Tasić
Director: Olmo Omerzu
Cast: Karel Roden, Vanda Hybnerová, Daniel Kadlec, Jenovéfa Boková, Eliška Křenková, Martin Pechlát
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A husband and wife set sail across the ocean, leaving their two children to explore the freedom of being home alone. The boat goes under, and so does the family. A dog, stuck on a desert island, is their only hope.
A husband and wife go sailing across the ocean, leaving their two children at home. The seemingly careless life is disturbed by a sense of fear when they lose touch with their parents. The boat capsized and their dog went missing. The parents return home only to find out that their son needs a kidney transplant and, as it turns out, the husband is not the boy’s biological father. At the height of the crisis, we take our leave of the family and see a deserted island where the dog fights for survival. One day, a ship appears on the horizon and the dog returns home. But where is home actually?
Photo: Domen Pal
Screenplay: Olmo Omerzu, Nebojša Pop Tasić
Director: Olmo Omerziu
Director of Photography : Lukáš Milota
Set Designer: Iva Němcová
Editor: Janka Vlčková
Sound Recordist: Johannes Doberenz
Sound Deseigner: Florian Marquardt
Production Desegner: Iva Němcová
Costume Designer: Marjetka Kürner Kalous
Make-up Artist: Kristýna Jurečková, Anke Saboundjian
Producer: Jiří Konečný
Line Producer: Eva Kovářová
Co-producer: Boštjan Ikovic
Olmo Omerzu was born on the 24th of Novembre 1984 in Ljubljana. At the age of thirteen, Omerzu directed his first short feature film called Almir (1998), which was produced by RTV Slovenia. It is story about a boy, a war refugee from Bosnia, adopted by a Slovenian family which turns out to be of vampire descent. Almir was shown at the Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož.
After the first film experience he dedicated himself to drawing comics. Between 2001–2003 he was a member of the editorial board of magazine Stripburger and as an author participated in many European exhibitions.
In 2004 he enrolled at the Prague film academy FAMU. As a part of his studies he directed a 45 minute feature The Second Act (Druhé dějství). It tells a story about a couple that goes on a long overdue honeymoon only to discover it is too late. The Second Act (Druhé dějství) was shown and awarded at several European festivals, it was distributed in Czech, Slovakian and Slovenian cinemas.
In 2011 he graduated from FAMU with his first full-length film A Night Too Young (Přiliš Mláda Noc). A Czech-Slovenian co-production set in a small apartment in an even smaller Czech town explores the zone between childhood and adulthood. After a successful premiere in the Forum section of Berlinale 2012 it had a regular theatrical release in Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia and Slovenia. A Night Too Young (Přiliš Mláda Noc) has been invited to several international festivals, on some of which it was also awarded. A Night too Young had a North American premier in the Competition section of the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival and was also among Film Comment’s top ten from Berlinale 2012.
In February 2013, Omerzu won a RWE – Discovery of the Year award for the best newcomer in Czech Republic at the Czech Film Critics’ Awards. His next long-length feature Family Film will be premiered at San Sebastian International Film Festival.
2015 Family Film (Rodinný film, 95 min, fiction)
– Premiered at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015
2012 A Night Too Young (Přiliš Mláda Noc, 65 min, fiction)
– Premiered at Berlinale 2012
– Best Film – Neisse Film Festival 2012
– Best Director – Voices Vologda 2012
– Best Film – FAMU fest Prague 2012
– RWE Prize – Discovery of the Year (Czech Film Critics’ Awards 2013) *Special Mention –
Bradford International Film Festival 2013
2008 The Second Act (Druhé dějství, 43 min, fiction)
– Special Mention Fresh Film Fest Karlovy Vary 2008
– Meo Award for the Best Short Film – Estoril Film Festival 2008
– Cinepur Prize – for the Best Short Film FAMU Fest Prague 2008
– Special Mention for Directing – Festival of Slovenian film Portorož 2008
– Special Mention for the Best Actress for Ivana Uhlirova – Festival Premiers Plan Angers 2009
2006 Love (Láska, short fiction)
2006 Tears (Slzy, short documentary)
2005 Masks (Masky, short fiction)
2005 At Four PM (Ve čtyři odpoledne, short fiction)
2003 Nothing (Nič, short fiction)
1998 Almir (short fiction)
Boštjan Ikovic – Arsmedia (Slovenia)
Eike Goreczka, Christoph Kukula – 42film (Germany)
Česká televize (Czech Republic)
Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet – Rouge International (France)
Ivan Ostrochovský – Punkchart films (Slovakia)
State Cinematography Fund Czech Republik
MDM – Mitteldeutsche Medien
Slovenian Film Centre
Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Format: 1:1.85, 24/fps, color, Sound 5.1.
• Premiered at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015
• Kamera Oko Ostrava (2015) – (cinematographers festival in Czech Republic) – Competiton
• CinEast Luxemburg (2015) – Competition
• Tokio (2015) – section tbc – Best artistic contribution Award
• Torino – TFL section
• Cottbus (2015) – Competiton – award for best actor Karel Roden
• LIFFE Ljubljana (2015) – Competition – Fipresci Award
• 19th Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2016 – Vesna – Best screenplay Aword (Nebojša Pop Tasič, Olmo Omerzu)