FAMO representatives travelled to New York to present the work of Pisek’s film schools at the famed Bohemian National Hall on Manhattan’s upper east side in cooperation with the Czech Center New York.
Despite the blistering cold, ice and snow ❄️members of the New York public filled the cinema to enjoy 5 of our short narrative student films. We were honored to welcome special guests including the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, and (screen)writer Martina Forman, wife of the late Czech film legend Milos Forman, who directed such films as One Few Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, starring Jack Nicholson, for which he was awarded (not only) an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Bafta for his directing work.
The full cinema, laughter, applause and positive feedback confirmed, once again, the good and hard work put in by both our students and staff, and we look forward to our next opportunity to present our films in the Big 🍏.
The film selection included:
- Inheritance / director: Matei Norbert Mlinarcsik / genre: drama / 19 min
Michal finds his way back to his home village due to the death of his father. He meets the neighbor Ruda, who claims to be his father’s friend and who is interested in buying land. Michal has to deal not only with property that he inherited, but also to face unhealed wounds from his childhood.
- Time to Die / director: Adam Kůs / genre: comedy / length: 15 min
Time to Die is an absurd comedy depicting the story of British Secret Service agent, James Cold, on a secret mission – to infiltrate a poker game of a criminal organization and capture its main representatives.
- Teuner / director: Ondřej Veverka / genre: drama / length: 20 min
A psychological drama based on true events describes the post-war destinies of a former representative of the Protectorate collaboration and the leader of the so-called Curatorium for the Education of Youth in Bohemia and Moravia, Dr. František Teuner. In a communist prison of the 1950s, he gained the sympathy of most prisoners with his dedicated approach as a prison doctor. However, Karel Kalina – is not among them…
- Why So Sirius / director: Karel Šindelář / genre: comic drama / length: 15 min
Abandoned road. Broken BMW, a van and a dead lying on the road. Two women, one of whom killed the others husband. They will need to cooperate sooner or later.
- The Form of Love / director: Matěj Balcar / comic drama / length: 23 min
Oskar and Marie Schiller have been together for more than thirty years. However, their functioning marriage is suddenly disrupted by two unexpected events, which draw Kamil, the family servant, into the story.