- Hans Weber
- November 30, 2023
The film tells the story of 42 years old Petra, who faces the sudden death of her husband. What follows is not only grief, but also an overwhelming amount of bureaucracy that a person’s death nowadays brings: mortgages, loans, rents and inheritance proceedings. Petra has to navigate through all that in order to find a new beginning.
“I want to bring to the screen a realistic, intimate yet dramatic story with a strong cathartic message,” says Veronika Lišková.
Pavla Beretová, Julie Šoucová, Zuzana Kronerová and Tomáš Bambušek play the main characters.
Kristýna Michálek Květová and Tomáš Michálek are producing through Cinémotif Films (Czech Republic) in coproduction with Peter Kerekes and Anna Mach Rumanová through Kerekes Film (Slovakia) and Miljenka Čogelja through Pipser (Croatia).
“I think the story shows how strong a person can be, but also how important it is to allow yourself to be weak sometimes. We want to raise topics of mental health and self-care, which can still be perceived as weakness, especially by older generations,” producer Kristýna Michálek Květová told FNE.
So far, the project has been backed by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, as well as the Czech regions of Pilsen and Ústínad Labem, where the shooting takes place. The producers are still looking for financiers.
The production is planned for 30 days and it is divided into four stages throughout the year 2023, as the story takes place during all four seasons. The summer part of the shooting has been wrapped up and while waiting for the next one, the director Veronika Lišková and the editor Hedvika Hansalová have already begun the editing process. The production is set to be finished in the spring/summer of 2024.
Kerekes Film (Slovakia)
Director: Veronika Lišková
Scriptwriter: Eugen Liška
DoP: Dušan Husár
Editor: Hedvika Hansalová
Main cast: Pavla Beretová, Julie Šoucová, Zuzana Kronerová, Tomáš Bambušek