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Love to Order
Love to Order

Release date
06.06.2024

Director
Eva Toulová

The main characters start their dream job and their life finally takes the right direction. Or maybe it is not that easy? Although Eva, as the only woman, gets a job in the best advertising agency in the country, she doesn't know that under the leadership of a sexist boss. After years, Vítek has finally decided to open his own hypnotherapy office, but he runs into a misunderstanding of those around him, who have no idea what to expect from hypnotherapy. Everything changes when Eva receives an order for advertising, which has one goal - to make the person in question fall in love with the client.

Role Model
Role Model

Release date
06.06.2024

Director
Nejc Gazvoda

Maja (45) and Jan (14), mother and son, live in an apartment building in a small, unnamed town. Recently divorced, Maja is a psychologist at a primary school, which Jan attends. The film starts in the last days of April during the pandemic. Jan is extremely lonely, hurt by his parent's divorce, and suffering abuse in school. His new schoolmate is Jakob, who tried to commit suicide unsuccessfully. Maja is in charge of Jakob’s rehabilitation, but Jakob is a part of a gang that terrorizes the school, especially Jan. Jan finds solace in a mysterious man, also named JAN, who is living in a flat opposite his and is as violent as he is infantile. Meanwhile, Maja starts to drink again, feeling lost and pressured by newcomer Neja, a chillingly kind and competitive young psychologist.

Calm in the Canopy
Calm in the Canopy

Director
Michal Hogenauer

A well-placed middle-aged man is at the airport witnessing a tiny incident of an unknown, perhaps Arab, young man with a servant. After the young man is confronted directly at the airport toilets, the man begins to be subject to an indefinable but greater sense of danger. The fear of the evil that circles around the man since then gradually becomes an obsession, an urgent desire to see the evil, finally, to catch it in the act and destroy it.

Lonely Together
Lonely Together

Director
Gabriela Sittová

Petr Jílek, a freshly graduated teacher, gets the opportunity to teach at a private high school owned by his girlfriend's mother. His idealised notion of teaching young students soon hits hard reality. Ema, one of Petr's students, is looking for extra income to keep up with her classmates from wealthy families. However, her choice of part-time job brings her unexpected controversy in addition to money. In their senior year, three ambitious students - Oskar, Tadeáš and Robert - decide to apply to medical school. Before the entrance exam, however, they want to try dissecting a real human to get a head start on the other students. They start planning where they will find their victim. And last but not least, student Anička faces the challenges of wanting to be the only important person in her mother's life.

Introducing

Costume designer Vladimíra Pachl Fomínová (b. 1977) came to the profession in a roundabout way, learning the craft herself. She got her start in film with Martin Krejčí’s Fricasse, then went on to work with Petr Zelenka, Jan Hřebejk, and her husband, Jan Pachl. This year she won a Czech Lion for her work on the retro TV series Volga, which spanned the entire 1970s and 1980s.

written by Vojtěch Rynda for CZECH FILM / Summer 2024

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