Journey to Rome

Release date: 09-06-2017
Director: Tomasz Mielnik
directed by Tomasz Mielnik written by Tomasz Mielnik, Vít Poláek director of photography Jan Šuster production design by Pavel Nový costume design by Tomáš Chlud make-up by Martina Gajdáčová sound by Michaela Patríková edited by Šimon Hájek

cast Václav Hrzina, Berenika Kohoutová, Miroslav Donutil, Jan Englert, Zbigniew Zamachowski

producer Milkuláš Novotný co-producer Weronika Czołnowska produced by Background Films S.R.O., Korunní 1209/76, 101 00, Prague 10 – Vinohrady, Czech Republic, info@backgroundfilms.cz www.backgroundfilms.cz co-produced by EasyBusyProductions Weronika Czołnowska, Gdańska 115/8, 90-507 Łódź, Poland, easybusyproductions@gmail.com; Czech TV, FAMU, MAGIC-LAB co-financed by the Czech Film Fund production manager Klára Žaloudková

colour, 100′
Czech Republic, Poland 2015

 

A comedy about serious issues, with a fresh and funny vibe. Vasek is a shy man in his early thirties. Seduced by a Redhead Beauty, he steals a painting from the National Gallery in Prague and then travels in disguise to “The Eternal City” by train. Hunted by Czech antique shop owners and a police commissioner, he comes across a number of extraordinary characters on his way; they share their stories about searching for happiness, fortune and enlightenment. But is it possible for anyone to actually achieve anything these days at all? A wild comedy that also works as an ironic metaphor about the search for values in modern-day Europe.