Director: IRENA PAVLÁSKOVÁ
In 1976 a famous American writer Nathan Zuckerman is challenged by Czech immigrant Sisovsky who implores him to retrieve valuable manuscripts from communist Czechoslovakia. The writer accepts this dangerous mission, where his every step is observed by secret police. Once in Prague, he meets Sisovsky‘s flamboyant and wild ex-wife Olga who is in possession of the manuscripts. The evolving relationship between the hot-headed Olga and Nathan is a confrontation between two worlds - the repressed East and free West. But, Olga won‘t give up the manuscripts to Nathan so easily…
Irena Pavlásková (1960, Frýdek-Místek, Czechoslovakia) graduated from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). She is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. She has directed feature films and a number of films for television. Her films received a number of prestigious awards and screened at major festivals in Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington, Hamburg and others. In 2009 her «An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes» participated in 31 MIFF competition. Among her works are «Cas sluhu» (1989), «Unexpected Encounters» (1995), «Cas dluhu» (1998), «Bestiár» (2007), «Fotograf» (2015).
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