In the Saddle and Behind the Wheel


8. 11 / 18:00 — 19:30 in BIO OKO

Central Bus Station
Tomáš Elšík

editing department
auteur film
76 min

The architects' plans for Central Bus Station to swallow visitors has turned into an endless maze of corridors. Once a gift to the citizens of Tel Aviv now serves to the immigrants. Yonathan has been a guide there for 17 years and is able to show the other side of the station's significance to those who walk with him. Yonathan knows that the purpose of going down to the building is to find not only himself, but also a society that harbours its values, protects its original traditions and wants to defend its home.

directorTomáš Elšík
screenplayTomáš Elšík
Kristina Nedvědová
cinematographyTomáš Elšík
Ondřej Belica
editorTomáš Elšík
Mariana Kozáková
soundDominik Dolejší
productionJitka Kotrlová

Lubomír Ballek

cinematography department
5 min

This film is a visual study of Prague's underground and can be considered a short city symphony. The film celebrates the architecture, light play, and genius loci of Prague's underground system.

directorLubomír Ballek
Terézia Halamová
screenplayLubomír Ballek
Terézia Halamová
cinematographyLubomír Ballek
editingBenjamín Kolmačka
soundMatěj Chrudina
productionLubomír Ballek
castKarolína Beranová
Nina Strnadová

Tomáš Kotas

cinematography department
4 min

Zaspać is fragmented poetic movie based on a story about gypsy grandmother that told stories to children about sleep and death. She told them about other worlds that are accompanying us in our present, past and also take us to world that we've never been at.

directorTomáš Kotas
screenplayKristýna Rakotomizao Večeřová
Tomáš Kotas
cinematographyTomáš Kotas
editingOndřej Nuslauer
soundKryštof Blabla
productionMatěj Kačírek
castKristian Malý