BRATISLAVA: Slávek Horák’s debut feature Home Care, a Czech/Slovak coproduction which was Czech Republic's candidate for the Foreign Language Academy Award 2016, will screen at the first official edition of the Slovak Film Week running from 11 to 17 April 2016.
The Slovak Film Week, a showcase for domestic production, is organized by the Slovak Film and Television Academy.
Home Care is a bittersweet comedy about a dedicated home care nurse who starts a process of re-discovering when she finds that she herself is very ill. The film stars Alena Mihulová and Bolek Polívka.
The film was produced by TVORBA films in coproduction with Czech Television, Fog´n´Desire Films from the Czech Republic, Slovakia’s Sokol Kollár and RTVS, and Czech Svoboda@Williams. The project was supported by the State Cinematography Fund, Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and RWE.
Home Care premiered at the 50th Karlovy Vary IFF, where Alena Mihulová was awarded Best Actress. It was also selected for several film festivals including Busan, Haifa, Valladolid, Vancouver, Mannheim, Leeds, Tallin, Cairo, Dubai, Santa Barbara, Vancouver and Mannheim. The film was awarded at Palm Springs, Arras and Bergamo.
Czech A-company released the film in the Czech Republic on 16 July 2015. Admissions up to date are 93,350. M-appeal is handling the sales.
Home Care will also screen at the 29th Finale Plzen Film Festival (15 -21 April 2016).
Credits:Director: Slávek HorákScreenwriter: Slávek HorákDoP: Jan ŠťastnýCast: Alena Mihulová, Bolek Polívka, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Zuzana Krónerová, Sára Venclovská