Women of Horses
The Women of Horses is dealing with the relationship between humans and their horses. Using stories of three selected women we try to come to the general metaphor of human destiny.
The Very First Cowboy
There are cowboys in the Czech Republic. They wear wide hats, jeans, western outfits and ride in the rodeo. But only a few of them have ever visited America. They have learned all they are good at from films and TV or from those, who have lived in USA for some time. We have chosen a group of cowboys and we took them to one of the working ranches in Arizona in the summer of 2009. What will a group of friends and at the same time competitors do while on a long journey in their votive land? Who will still be wearing a wide hat after their return from America?
Dasha is Coming Back
CHILDREN OF STALINISM - Dasha decided to visit her birthplace. She does not recognize anything and anyone there – she left when she was 2 years. Despite the passage of time, the memories of the elderly local inhabitants are still not wretched… What does Dasha´s birthplace have in store for her?
After the decades, Dasha decided to visit her birthplace in the beautiful mountain region of Beskydy. Nothing is familiar to her there anymore. She had to leave when she was 2 years old. Her mum was imprisoned in 1949 for helping Mr.Vrba, a wounded anticommunist foreman. Her daddy had been chased by Members of State Secret Police until they finally run him down in the local deep forest where he was in hiding. Small Dasha was brought up by her grandparents in Ostrava, a big town far-away from her native village. Even though Dasha’s memory is wretched, that of local denizens and neighbours is much richer. What does Nový Hrozenkov have for Dasha to discover?
Adéla Kroupová (born in 1979) graduated from Faculty of Arts at the University of Ostrava in Literary Theory and Czech Literature. She is now finishing her studies at the Department of Screenwriting and Script Editing at FAMU in Prague. She writes screenplays for feature films and does the directing occasionally. Filmography: feature-length screenplays - Demons, Demons (2004); Rooster (2005); Admirable Magician (2006, awarded by Czech weekly Literární noviny); Nutria Breeder (2009, in progress); Dreadnought (2009). Filmography (directing): Zárubek (2003, documentary, 12 min); Old Legend (2004, documentary/fiction, 12 min); Czech Sea (2004, fiction, 26 min); Horse Women (2008, documentary, 19 min); Sightseeing Flight (2008, short fiction, 20 min); The Very First Cowboy (2009, documentary, 50 min, in progress). Awards: Czech weekly Literární noviny award for the screenplay to Admirable Magician (2006).
scripts:Demons, Demon, script for feature-length film(2004)Rooster(2005), script for feature-length film backed by the State Fund for Promotion andDevelopment of CinematographyAdmirable Magician (2006), script for feature-length film awarded by Czech weekly Literarynewspaper (Literární noviny) awardNutria Breeder (2009), script for feature-length film, in progressDreadnought (2009), script for feature-length film backed by a State Fund for Promotionand Development of Cinematography directing:Zárubek (2003), documentary sketch, 12 min.Old Legend (2004), documentary combined with feature film, 12 min. – screened at FreshFilm FestivalCzech Sea (2004), feature film done in cooperation with Czech TV, 26min. – screened atRosa Rosa festival in Bologna, ItalyHorse Woman (2008), documentary, 19 min.Sightseeing Flight (2008), short feature film, 20min.The Very First Cowboy (2009), documentary, 56 min.