Journey to Rome

SPIRITUAL COMEDY
100 MIN

PREMIERE 50TH KARLOVY VARY IFF (2015)

IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH EASYBUSYPRODUCTIONS (POLAND), CZECH TV, FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE, MAGIC-LAB

SUPPORTED BY CZECH FILM FUND AND POLISH FILM INSTITUTE

DIRECTOR: TOMASZ MIELNIK
SCREENPLAY: TOMASZ MIELNIK, VÍT POLÁČEK
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: JAN ŠUSTER
EDITOR: ŠIMON HÁJEK
SOUND DESIGNER: MICHAELA PETRÍKOVÁ, DAVID TITĚRA
PRODUCERS: MIKULÁŠ NOVOTNÝ, RADIM PROCHÁZKA, WERONIKA CZOŁNOWSKA, MICHAL KŘEČEK
CAST: VÁCLAV HRZINA, BERENIKA KOHOUTOVÁ, NINA DIVÍŠKOVÁ, JAN ENGLERT, MIROSLAV DONUTIL, JOHANA ŠVARCOVÁ, JURAJ HERZ, JIŘÍ NAJVERT, ZDENĚK HUDEČEK, IGOR CHMELA, PETR SLAVÍK, IGOR BAREŠ, JAN TURNER, ERNESTO ČEKAN, TOMÁŠ HANÁK, IVANA UHLÍŘOVÁ, MARIAN MOŠTÍK, JIŘÍ PETRŽILKA, IVAN VOJNÁR, JAN HRABĚTA, ORLAN MONGUSH, VLADIMÍR T. GOTTWALD, ZBIGNIEW ZAMACHOWSKI AND OTHERS

Vašek learns that he is dying, so he steals a painting and goes to Rome to sell it – he needs money for a healer. Sitting on a train with a fake mustache on his face, he has no idea that he has, in fact, been sent on a spiritual quest of his life by a beautiful girl. His pursuers look as if they were transported from a 1970’s movie, yet his attention is constantly drawn to the other passengers, who pull him into their own stories with no mercy. Vašek slowly gets lost in a colorful chaos of other people’s destinies, opinions and his own dreams. In the end, his train will take some of them to hell, others to enlightenment or a bizarre epiphany. The film takes a humorous view on all the basic philosophical questions we have heard so many times but that we have yet to find the answers to.


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