BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech coproduction Wilson City/ Wilsonov by Tomáš Mašin will screen at the Slovak Film Week, a showcase for domestic production organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy from 11 to 17 April 2016.
Wilson City is a comedy inspired by paperback crime novels telling the story of a search for a mysterious murderer who, just after the end of WWI, went on the rampage in Wilson City, a run-down town somewhere in Eastern Europe. The investigation is led by an unlikely pair of detectives – a novice local police cadet and an experienced FBI officer sent by US President Woodrow Wilson himself.
The script is penned by screenwriter Marek Epstein and is based on the contemporary Slovak book written by Michal Hvorecký. The cast includes the Czech pop star and actor Vojtěch Dyk, the popular Czech actor Jiří Macháček, the Slovak star Táňa Pauhofová and the Slovak theatre actor Richard Stanke.
The film was produced by Slovakia‘s PubRes and Film Brigade from the Czech Republic in coproduction with Czech Television, RTVS and RWE.
The 1.9 m EUR project received a grant of 460,000 EUR from the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and 270,000 EUR from Eurimages. It was also co-financed by the Czech State Cinematography Fund, RTVS and Czech Television.
Forum Film released the film in Slovakia and Falcon in the Czech Republic on 1 October 2015.
Wilson City will also screen at the 29th Finale Plzen Film Festival running from 15 to 21 April 2016.
Credits:Director: Tomáš MašinScript: Marek EpsteinDoP: Martin ŠtrbaCast: Vojtěch Dyk, Jiří Macháček, Táňa Pauhofová, Richard Stanke, Jan Kraus