Adoption - A Little Piece of Happines
Every child needs to feel wanted. Every child needs a family. Every child needs love. But not every child has that. On the other hand, there are couples or even single people who are willing or even craving to give an abandoned or orphaned child a family. The solution is adoption – creating a family based not on biological bonds but on a series of decisions, some made by parents, some made by authorities and some made by fate. This process – process of adoption – is not so completely different from biological parenthood and its ups and downs; which is one of the important issues our documentary wants to explore.
This documentary would be a unique opportunity to watch family relationships developing over the spun of 20 years. We will see them as they make the biggest and toughest decisions in their lives and we will be there when they have to prove that they are ready to take to consequences. We will watch the fate of people who decide to create a family for somebody who needs it. And we will watch the development of the kids who started their lives with one of the biggest handicaps a person can have – being left alone in the world of strangers.
3 Jan 1971 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, education:1985 – 1989 Grammar school in Podebrady, specialized in computers 1989 – 1993 Prague’s Conservatory, Flute, prof. Lopuchovsky, 1989 – 1996 M.A. at Charles University in Prague, Department of English and American Literature, 1996 – 2001 FAMU, Prague, Department of Scriptwriting.
employment: 1990 – 1996 translating and teaching English and American literature, 1993 – 1997 performing and recording music, from 1998 shooting documentaries for Czech TV, from 2002 teaching work with actors at Prague’s Film Academy (FAMU), from 2004 teaching screenwriting at PFCE and PFA
films:1996 Les Connoisseurs-short film (13 min), script (directed by St. Zeman), 1997 Discover your inner beauty-short film (15 min), wrote and directed Follia, a certain kind of madness- music documentary (28 min), 1998 Golden, golden fishes-Short film (17 min),script (directed by J.Glogovjac) Necessary regularity- Documentary (24 min), The heroes of our time - Documentary (30 min), 1999 Touching pictures - Short film (14 min), writer (directed by David Cálek), 2000 EENY MEENY - feature film (104 min), wrote and directed
1997 Discover your inner beauty-short film (15 min), wrote and directedFollia, a certain kind of madness- music documentary (28 min)1998 Golden, golden fishes-Short film (17 min),script(directed by J.Glogovjac)Necessary regularity- Documentary (24 min) The heroes of our time - Documentary (30 min)1999 Touching pictures - Short film (14 min), writer (directed by David Cálek)2000 EENY MEENY - feature film (104 min), wrote and directed2001 Christmas in front of Television - documentary (14 min) Chaos - Documentary (57 min), co-wrote and directed Making of "Dark Blue World" - Documentary (35 min), directed2002 SOME SECRETS (original title: "Vylet" )feature film (100 min), wrote and directed 2004 Souvenier – documentary for ARTE (30 min)2005 CITY OF SUN– feature film (100 min), co-writer (directed by M.Sulik)2006 LITTLE GIRL BLUE – feature film (94 min), writer and director 2010 MAMAS & PAPAS – feature film (104 min), writer and director 2010 LIDICE – feature film, writer (directed by P. Nikolajev)theatre 2000 The two characters play (T.S.Williams), Rubin, Prague1997 LUV (M.Schisgal), Divadlo Bez Zabradli, Prague1998 The Human Voice (J.Cocteau), The Black Swan, Prague1999 Perfect Days (L.Lochead), Divadlo Na Zabradli, Prague2000 When she danced (M.Sherman), Divadlo Bez Zabradli, Prague2001 Help (A.Schwajda), Divadlo v Reznicke, Prague2002 Flood (A.Nellis), Divadlo na Zabradli, PragueLow-level panic (C.McIntyre), The Black Swan, Prague2003 The Long Days Journey into the Night (E.ONeill), Divadlo Bez Zabradli, Pragueaward1999 BRONZE ROSE for Eeny Meeny, Bergamo International Film Festival, Italy -THE BEST DEBUT (Ene mene), Finale Plzen Film Festival, CZTHE BEST CZECH FILM (Ene mene) voted by Czech film clubsSKYY Prize award (Ene mene)43th San Francisco International Film Festival, USA THE BEST ACTRESS (Iva Janzurová in Ene mene)Sochi International Film Festival, Russia FIPRESCI special prize (Ene mene)International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, CZ THE BEST DEBUT FROM CZECH, SLOVAK AND POLISH PRODUCTION (Ene mene)Film Festival Terlicko, CZ PROMOTION PRIZE (Ene mene) International Film Festival Cottbus, GermanySUNDANCE SCRIPTWRITING COMPETITION SEMI-FINALIST(Boring Angels/Some Secrets /Vylet) Sundance International Screenwriting festival, USA 2002 NEW DIRECTORS'S PRIZE (Some Secrets /Vylet)San Sebastian Int'l Film Festival, SpainSpecial F.I.C.C. Prize (Some Secrets /Vylet)Finale Plzen Film Festival, CZFIPRECI Prize for the Int'l Competition (Some Secrets /Vylet)BEST SCREENPLAY (Some Secrets /Vylet)Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival, Greece2003 THE GOLDEN ARC for the best film (Some Secrets /Vylet)Paris Int'l Film Festival (Festival du film de Paris), France THE BEST ACTOR (Igor Bares, Some Secerts)Tribeca IFF-New York, USA THE BEST SCREENPLAY (Some Secrets/Vylet)Festroia IFF-PortugalCZECH LION FOR THE BEST SCREENPLAY (Some Secrets)2008 CZECH LION FOR THE BEST FILM (Little Girl Blue)CZECH LION given by film critics (Little Girl Blue)BRONZE ROSE for Little Girl Blue, Bergamo International Film Festival, Italy