THE DRAGON GIRL

Gina (10) dreads Christmas. Living in hiding, orphaned and alone, her mantra is “Never get to know anyone! Always be invisible!” One night, she breaks into an empty house whose residents are on holiday — a perfect place to celebrate Christmas all alone. Everything gets upside down when she discovers a baby dragon in the garage! The neighbouring kid, Mortimer (10), is surprised to discover them in the house where he was just supposed to feed a goldfish. Mortimer is hard to find any friends. He decides to deal with his loneliness through social media. Gina and Mortimer are forced to become cooperating buddies to save the baby dragon from the local dragon hunter, the police and TV reporters. They both earn much more during this rescue then they ever hoped for.

THE AUSCHWITZ REPORT

WHEN TWO SLOVAK JEWS FINALLY MANAGE TO ESCAPE THE AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP, THEY FIND THEMSELVES UP AGAINST ALLIES THAT DON’T BELIEVE THE TRUTH.

This is the true story of Freddy and Walter – two young Slovak Jews, who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942. On 10 April 1944, after meticulous planning and with the help and the resilience of their inmates, they manage to escape. While the inmates, they had left behind, courageously stand their ground against the Nazi officers, the two men are driven on by the hope that their evidence could save lives. Emaciated and hurt, they make their way through the mountains back to Slovakia. With the help of chance encounters, they finally manage to cross the border and meet the resistance and The Red Cross. They compile a detailed report about the systematic genocide at the camp. However, with Nazi propaganda and international liaisons still in place, their account seems to be too harrowing to believe.

PARKING

Adrian is a young poet who decides to leave Romania and go live to Spain. He wants to change his life, earn some money and learn Spanish. Upon arriving in Cordoba, he works at a car dealership that sells both old and new cars. During the day he hides in a small caravan in the parking lot of the car dealership. One day, Adrian finds a package with a CD and poster for a tour of one flamenco / jazz band. He is enchanted by the music and by the picture of Maria, who plays a bass guitar in the band. They both meet after a concert on the beach, where they begin their relationship full of passion, problems and surprises.

DOGGY LOVE

Jana takes off from the Jizera Mountains to the 1,200 km long track of the longest European sled dog race Finnmarsløpet. Her chances of finishing this race are very small. She is one of the few women at the start, not living (like the vast majority of competitors and their dogs) permanently behind the Arctic Circle and her team consists of purebred Husky, while the others race with dogs bred for racing purpose. It is really very cold, the polar plains are swept by snowstorms, dogs falling in snowdrifts and Jana is fighting for the last bits of her energy. Yet, or just because, she feels happy.

Doggy Love is a film about the relativity of happiness, contentment and the journey to one’s dream, paved with discomfort that would be unbearable for most people.

THE LAST ARISTOCRAT

Native New Yorker Frank (Hynek Čermák) has reacquired his noble family’s ancient Bohemian seat – Kostka Castle, which he has not visited in 40 years. And so, he gets ready to make a glorious homecoming with his daughter, Maria (Yvona Stolařová), and temperamental wife, Vivien (Tatiana Dyková). But the newly minted aristocrats have no knowledge of local custom or the ins-and-outs of the 1990s Czech Republic, and all they know of castle life comes from their relatives’ age-old yarns. The family arrives with their lawyer, Benda (Vojtěch Kotek), only to discover that Kostka is in a state of gradual decline and cut off from the world around it. Its only permanent inhabitants are a backward caretaker, Josef (Martin Pechlát), a jovial housekeeper, Mrs. Tichá (Eliška Balzerová), and the hypochondriac maintenance man Krása (Pavel Liška). As the castle personnel slowly awakes from the heavy slumber of the post-revolution 90s, the Kostka family faces the difficult decision of whether to move back to America and sell the generations-old castle, or try to save it. A film based on the book of the same name by Evžen Boček.

 

This project is supported by South Moravian Film Fund.

THE WATCHMAKER’S APPRENTICE

The Watchmaker’s Apprentice is a fairy-tale about the quirks of fate, represented by three “Fates” in particular: brothers Rodovoj and Rodovít and their sister Lichoradka. It is a story about love, greed, and the small-minded-ness of man, but also about craftsmanship, and the courage of the Watchmaker’s apprentice, Urban, whose journey to find the watch that warns of Death is aided by his kind heart and watchmaking skills, thanks to which he overcomes the many traps laid for him, and saves his beloved Laura.

 

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   This project is supported by South Moravian Film Fund.

TvMiniUni: The Question Thief

TvMiniUni is on the air and this time, like every time, promises to answer even the most prying questions of children. Truth be told, though, Mr. Avin isn’t in a very good mood today, and so he asks his grand-lizard, Mr. Voráček, to choose only easy questions and get rid of the tough ones… But uh-oh!!! There are no questions from children, they’ve all gone missing! And the question catcher is gone too.

And what’s more, disgruntled parents are calling in to TvMiniUni saying there’s something wrong with their kids. They’re not asking any questions all of a sudden, they’ve run out! No whys, hows, wheres, how manys, how comes, or what ifs? It’s becoming clear to everyone at TvMiniUni that there’s something serious going on.

A big search is launched, full of adventure and mysteries. The trail ultimately leads to the Big Playhouse run by a kid called Bambino and the frightening and mean Mrs. Pepperpot. The two of them have stolen the question catcher to suck all the questions out of the children’s heads. The thing is, Bambino’s mom has no time for him and his dad left after an argument, and anyway… Parents are usually annoyed when their kids have a question, they don’t have time, they need to work, they want some peace and quiet. So, now they’ve got what they wanted. Peace and quiet from question-asking.

But without it, things get boring, and there’s a lack of answers. How will it all end up?

 

 

THE DOOM OF DEJVICE THEATER

The Doom of Dejvice Theatre is a six-part comedy series written by Miroslav Krobot and Ondřej Hübel. Krobot himself took the director’s chair. The farcical series is based on real-life actors and employees of the Dejvice Theatre playing themselves. We do not follow the fortunes of individual characters chronologically, but instead see six separate stories, the protagonist of which in each case is the theatre itself. Each episode deals with an ongoing crisis situation that jeopardizes the company’s very existence and, as the episodes add up, the theatre’s situation becomes critical…

VAGAMUNDOS

Three vagabonds (Pavel Liška, Honza Révai, and Hynek Bernard) decided to set off on an adventure on their own without the slightest idea of what would be in store for them. Equipped with cameras, a drone, and lots of data storage, they started off across Central America on their own motorcycles to get to know the local cultures, breathe in the history of native legends, and experience the unexpected. And much more. They are not researchers, bikers, or explorers. They simply love wandering about and hope that you will love it too.

KÁJA A MAT+EMA+TIKA

Nine-year-old Kája Matula has trouble with math sometimes. Luckily, he has found a magic notebook that conceals three big-time experts: Mat, Ema, and Tika. They know a thing or two about numbers, and they explain it all to Kája. Each episode of this live-action educational-entertainment series with elements of animation looks at one particular math problem and provides an entertaining explanation.

The program was made-to-order for Czech Television in cooperation with the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University.