Directed by Olmo Omerzu
BEST DIRECTOR at Karlovy Vary Intl FF 2018
Oscar Entry - 91st Academy Awards
Best Film, Best Director & Best Screenplay at Czech Lions Awards
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Winter. Police interrogate 14-year-old Mára at the station after he is caught behind the wheel far across country from where he lives. He and somewhat eccentric Heduš had set out for the frozen landscape down south to seek adventure, but the mischievous breeziness with which Mára gives his story, and his concealment of the details of the trip, gradually strip his statement of credibility… With uncommon directorial playfulness, Olmo Omerzu leads his central pair of young nonprofessional actors through the expanding narrative, in which a variety of detours arise with the same elegant spontaneity as they later disappear. A road movie about the flies that occasionally buzz around even in winter, telling a story of boyhood friendship and the irrepressible desire to experience something, even if you don’t exactly know what.
Cast Tomáš Mrvík, Jan František Uher, Eliška Křenková, Lenka Vlasáková,
Crew Director: Olmo Omerzu
Screenwriter: Petr Pýcha
Cinematographer: Lukáš Milota
Editor: Jana Vlčková
Art Director: Antonín Šilar
Music: Šimon Holý, Monika Midriaková, Paweł Szamburski
Producer: Jiří Konečný, endorfilm
Coproducers: Česká televize, Cvinger film, Koskino, Punkchart films
A coproduction between Czech Republic / Slovenia / Poland & Slovak Republic
Original Title Všechno bude
Genre Family Drama
Length 85 mins
Format DCP | Colour | 5.1
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018 (Competition, Czech Republic)/ Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema, Canada)/ Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada)/ El Gouna Film Festival (Egypt)/ Manaki Brothers Film Festival (Macedonia)/ CPH PIX (Denmark)/ BFI London Film Festival (UK)/ Filem'On (Children Film Festival Brussels, Belgium)/ CINEAST (Special Jury Prize, Luxembourg)/ IFF SCHLINGEL (Competition, Germany)/ Cinekid (Best Children’s Film – Special Mention, Holland)/ Arras Film Festival (France)/ Noordelijk film festival (Holland)/ Goa International Film Festival (India)/ Panorama of European Cinema (Fipresci Prize, Greece)/ International Bosphorus Film Festival (Competition, Turkey)/ Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia)/ Gijón International Film Festival (Best Feature International Competition, Spain)/ POFF - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia)/ AFI European Union Film Showcase (USA)/ Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF, Singapore)/ Chennai International Film Festival (India)/ Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA)/ Pune International Film Festival (India)/ ... more to be announced !
Variety Review HERE
"Observant and wise about boys in puberty yet impish and carefree when necessary and never idealizing the cold and dreary countryside they travel through, Winter Flies is a lovely little film that’s as comfortable as an old sweater and almost as warm"
Full Hollywood Reporter Review HERE
Olmo Omerzu (Ljubljana, 1984) studied at the FAMU in Prague, where he directed several short films and a 40-minute feature film, The Second Act (2008), screened and awarded prizes at several European festivals. In 2011, Omerzu graduated from the FAMU with his first fiction feature A Night Too Young. Following its successful premiere in the Forum section of the 2012 Berlinale, the film was invited to numerous international festivals, winning several awards. In 2016, he directed Family Film which premiered in San Sebastian, in the New Directors section. Winter Flies is now is latest Feature having its world premiere at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in competition.