(Il paradiso in terra / Paradise on Earth to See)
Repubblica Ceca / Czech Republic
2022, HD, col., 27’
v.o. ceca – ucraina / Czech – Ukrainian o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Vojtěch Novotný, tratta da / based on Tusten di / by Tarjei Vesaas. Fotografia / Photography: Tomáš Kotas. Montaggio / Editing: Ondřej Nuslauer. Musica / Music: Jan Vaniš, Matěj Sirotek. Suono / Sound: Alexandra Strapková. Scenografia / Art Director: Marek Špitálský. Costumi / Costume Designer: Zuzana Formánková. Interpreti/ Cast: Ondřej Šimánek, Pavlína Storková, Jan Bidlas, Diana Rebinchak. Produzione / Produced by: Perfilm. Coproduzione, distribuzione internazionale / Co-produced by, World Sales: FAMU
Matys is an outsider who moved from Ukraine to Czechia with his sister in search of a better life. Turns out the situation there is not ideal either. A glimpse of hope comes when Matys manages to get a job in a cottage in the woods. Its owner and the magical surroundings enchant him. The question is how long this feeling of happiness will last. The film premiered at the CinEast 2022.
“We witness the development of an overlooked man in an environment with a magic atmosphere which is in contrast with the otherwise hostile reality. These circumstances awaken the most basic human needs in the protagonist.” (V. Novotný)
Vojtěch Novotný was born in 1996 in Prague, Czech Republic. He has been interested in filming since childhood. After spending a year at the Film Studies department at Charles University, he was admitted to FAMU, department of Directing, and has studied there since 2017.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2020 Parole cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Molodist Kyiv Festival – Premio della giuria ecumenica / Ecumenical Jury Award 2022 Zahrada ráje (Paradise on Earth to See) cm / sf