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Matchmaking Mayor

Nesvatbov, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2010, 72 min, 58 min, 35 mm, DCP, HD, Creative, Society
A situational documentary film about a village mayor trying to match local people in their thirties who are still single. Slowly but surely, the Slovak village Zemplínské Hámre is dying out. Its mayor, a retired general, doesn't want to give up though. Fighting the thirty-year-olds' loneliness, he has used various means such as offering a financial reward for each newborn child or encouraging people to make children in the local public address system. None of it has worked. However, the mayor has a new plan. He decides to organize a dating party for singles from all the neighbouring villages. Will the protagonists finally find their partners? In its theme and approach, the film represents a continuation of Erika Hníková's previous successful films "The Beauty Exchange" and "I Guess We'll Meet at the Eurocamp". The film was awarded in Berlinale IFF 2011.
Director:
Erika Hníková
Producer:
Jiří Konečný
Original idea:
Erika Hníková
Screenplay:
Erika Hníková
Director of photography:
Jiří Strnad
Editor:
Jana Vlčková
Sound:
Petr Šoltys
World Sales:
Jarmila Outratová, Uta Gildhuis
Languages:
Czech, Slovak
Subtitles:
Czech, English, German, French, Spanish, Polish
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14th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2010, Czech Republic
Der Tagesspiel award - Berlinale 2011, Germany
Crossing Europe 2011, Austria
goEAST 2011, Germany
DocAviv 2011, Israel
BAFICI 2011, Argentina
HotDocs 2011, Canada
Dagmar Taborska Award for Best Documentary Film by Female Filmmaker under 35 - Finále Plzeň - Festival of Czech Films 2011, Czech Republic
Nomination for Pavel Koutecky Award 2011
Karlovy Vary IFF 2011, Czech Republic
Revelation Perth Film Festival, Australia
Melbourne Film Festival, Australia
Winter Film Festival, Montevideo, Uruguay
Best documentary - Vukovar Film Festival, Croatia
Antenna Film Festival Sydney, Australia
Hawaii International Film Festival, USA
Festival de Cine al Este de Lima, Peru
Kino na hranici Cesky Tesin 2011, Czech Republic
Festival A l'Est, du Nouveau 2011, France
Neisse Filmfestival Großhennersdorf 2011, Germany
Best documentary - Cinematic International Film Fesrival 2011 Piestany
Summer Fillm School Uherské Hradiště 2011
Guanajuato International Film Festival,Mexiko
Traverse City,USA
Winter Film Festival, Uruguay
Elles Tournent - Women's film festival Brusels, Belgium
CinEast Luxembourg
Hamptons International Film Festival,USA
International Cinematographers Film Festival "Manaki Brothers", Makedonie
Czech Film Week Dresden, Germany
Block Cinema on Chicago’s North Shore, USA
Northern Film Festival Leeuwarden, Netherlands
State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

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