PLZEN: The Czech/French coproduction We Are Never Alone / Nikdy nejsme sami directed by Petr Václav screened in competition at the 30th Finale Plzen.
We Are Never Alone is a story about the demons of our day. A paranoid prison guard moves into a village flanked by a state motorway. He befriends his new neighbour, an unemployed hypochondriac supported by his wife, working in the local grocery. Weary of life and caring for her two sons, she develops an attraction to the nightclub bouncer, but he is in love with the club stripper, who is in turn waiting for the father of her child to return from the same prison where our prison guard works.
The film premiered in Berlinale Forum 2016 and won the Tagesspiegel Readers' Jury Award, which resulted in several festival invitations including Contemporary World Cinema section in Toronto and competition sections at Arras and Cairo film festivals.
The film was supported by the Czech State Cinematography Fund and the Film Foundation.
Written and directed by Petr VaclavDoP Štěpán KučeraCast: Karel Roden, Lenka Vlasáková, Miroslav Hanuš, Klaudia Dudová