05-05-2016

PRODUCTION: Posthumous Post-production for Nemec’s Final Film

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The Wolf from the Royal Vineyard Street by Jan Nemec The Wolf from the Royal Vineyard Street by Jan Nemec credit: Masterfilm

PRAGUE: Acclaimed Czech New Wave filmmaker Jan Němec, the writer and director of the upcoming film The Wolf from the Royal Vineyard Street, died in March this year shortly before finishing his film. Now, the film, which had been shot and almost completely edited, has been turned over to his team, consisting mainly of former students from Prague’s FAMU film school, to take on the daunting task of finishing the film without him.

This Czech/Slovak/French coproduction based on Nemec´s autobiographical memories is a story of John Jahn, a filmmaker always crossing the line of good behaviour. In the fateful year of 1968, Czechs had three films in the main competition of the Cannes film festival and one of them was about to claim the Golden Palm Award. But a would-be revolution of French filmmakers put a stop to that year’s festival and ruined the Czech celebration. For John Jahn that meant going back home just in time to see his homeland invaded by the Soviet-supported armies. The film was in a large part shot in authentic locations during the Cannes IFF last year.

The film with the budget of 11.7 m CZK/430,000 EUR is produced by Tomáš Michálek from Masterfilm and coproduced by Czech Television, Media Film (SK) and Bocalupo Films (FR) and supported by the State Cinematography Fund.

Production information:

MasterFilm
Bubenská 1
170 00 Praha 7
Česká republika
Tomáš Michálek
+420 602 630 466
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Česká Televize
Kavčí hory
140 00 Praha 4
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Credits:
Director and Screenwriter: Jan Němec
Producer: Tomáš Michálek
Cast: Jiří Mádl, Karel Roden, Martin Pechlát, Gabriela Míčová, Tatiana Pauhofová, Tomáš Klein, Jiří Bartoška, Jiří Menzel