Lost In Munich (Ztraceni V Mnichove)

  • Sleepy Steve Sleepy Steve


Camera 12 - Screen 10 Wed, Mar 2, 2016 4:45 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Narrative Feature Competition
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:North American
Production Country:Czech Republic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Petr Zelenka
Producer:David Ondrícek
Screenwriter:Petr Zelenka
Music:Matous Hejl
Cinematographer:Alexander Surkala
Editor:Vladimír Barák
Cast:Martin Mysicka
Marek Taclík
Jana Plodková
Tomás Bambusek
Vladimír Skultéty
Jitka Schneidrová


At first it's a film about a foul-mouthed, 90-year-old parrot's press conference. And then...it isn't. Well, it is. But it isn't. That is...
For about half an hour this is a straightforward film about a parrot, a journalist, and an international embarrassment—an easy-going comedy, sort of. And then, suddenly...(hello, Monty Python?) it becomes something completely different. Welcome to the world of master Czech director Petr Zelenka (Buttoners, Cinequest 1999; Erotic Tales: Powers, Cinequest 2002), who channels sources as varied as Terry Gilliam and Francois Truffaut. This is pure Czech "mystification," where nothing is quite as it seems, the unexpected is the rule of the day, and surprise is commonplace. Question everything and be prepared to be wonderfully bamboozled. - Charlie Cockey

Preceded by the short film: Sleepy Steve; dir. Meghann Artes; United States; 4 min.

Included Shorts

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Additional Information

Screening sponsored by Applied Materials Foundation