Directed by Václav Kadrnka, drama, 90 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Marek Šindelka, Václav Kadrnka, Jiří Soukup
With Vojtěch Dyk, Zuzana Mauréry, Petr Salavec
A hospital. Father lies in a coma after a serious stroke. Mother and son are suddenly left with his motionless body and the doctors are not giving them much hope. The person they love is somewhere far away, where their words cannot reach him. If there is a boundary where life ends, they are determined not to let him cross it. The quiet hospital corridors are gradually transformed into a place of spiritual effort where everyday gestures lose their ground and words become incantations, because there are rooms of hope that only unlock for those who are prepared.
Slow, quiet, austere, based on understated acting and refined in its compositions and use of framing, this is an uncompromising film, which imposes on the viewer its own sense of space, time and rhythm in order to provide a powerful and unique cinematographic experience.
The film premiered in the Official Competition of the Karlovy Vary IFF 2021.
With the support of the Czech Embassy in Luxembourg