New thriller by Peter Bebjak
New thriller by Peter Bebjak
“”Stínohra” is a film about a single moment that will affect your whole life.”
Peter Bebjak is an award-winning Slovak director whose work is characterized by a distinctive atmosphere and directorial approach. From short films (“Voices”, “Skvrna” (The Spot), etc.), through TV series and miniseries (eg. “Město stínů” (City of Shadows), “Za sklem” (Behind the Glass), “Spravedlnost” (Justice), “Herec” (Actor)) to feature films (“Meruňkový ostrov” (Apricot Island), “Čára” (The Line), “Trhlina” (The Rift), “Zpráva” (The Auschwitz Report), etc.), his sense of genre and precise work with actors is obvious, which is probably also influenced by the fact that he studied acting and works as an occasional actor himself (“Učitelka” (The Teacher), “Vodník”(Monsters of the Shore)). Peter is also the author of screenplays (“Zlo” (Evil), “Čistič” (The Cleaner)) and his love for film extends to production (“Trhlina” (The Rift)). The film “Čára” (The Line) won him the Crystal Globe for Best Director at the Karlovy Vary IFF 2017, and his historical drama “Zpráva” (The Auschwitz Report) (2020) was nominated for Oscar for the best foreign film representing Slovakia.
„It’s a story of people who make mistakes but can take responsibility for them.“
Vendula Bradáčová is a screenwriter and director. A graduate photographer (classical black and white photography), who has been involved in documentary filmmaking for many years. For TV Prima she made dozens of travel documentaries, for Czech Television the competing series „Nejlepší česká škola“ (The Best Czech School) and for internet stream popular docu-reality series „Kokpit dokořán“.
In 2013, she founded the production company HANGAR FILMS, which searches for and covers interesting film projects. Under this company you can already find Vendula´s feature debut „Fulmaya, děvčátko s tenkýma nohama“, which became the third most visited documentary in cinemas during the same year. Hangar Films co-produced the film „Zítra napořád“, „Poslední aristokratka“ (The Last Aristocrat) and „Modelář“ (Droneman).
„The most important theme of the film is the conflict between institutional justice and the subjectively set one.“
Jan Bradáč himself says that he is an illusions seller. He has been leading the film distribution company FALCON since 1997, and in 2001 he became the executive director of the CineStar network of multiplex cinemas. As a producer, he collaborated with the legendary Marie Poledňáková (“Líbáš jako Bůh” (You Kiss Like a God) and “Líbáš jako ďábel“ (You Kiss Like a Devil). He co-produced such Czech films as “Rok ďábla” (Year of the Devil), “Horem pádem” (Up and Down) and “Nejkrásnější hádanka”. You can meet him as a teacher at FAMO Písek. “Stínohra” is built on an autobiographical basis and it is his fulfilled authorial and production dream. He worked on its creation and path to realization for more than ten years.
Jiří Klenka is an experienced and sought-after sound master. Thanks to his own studio KlenkaSound, he is able to pay the film the attention it deserves from A to Z. His precise work is known in the genre-wide spread of the films in which he collaborated (“Ene bene” (Eeny Meeny), “Kytice” (Wild Flowers), “Anděl páně” (Angel of the Lord), “Bourák” (The Banger), etc.) and for some of them he also collected several awards (“Kytice” (Wild Flowers) and “Želary”).
Avishai Cohen is an Israeli composer, bassist and singer. The director Peter Bebjak was so impressed with the atmosphere and arrangement of the song called „Remembering“, that he chose it during the filming.
Juraj Dobrakov is also a permanent and long-term collaborator of Peter Bebjak. He participated in the final form of his television (“Případy 1. Oddělení” etc.) and film (eg. “Čistič” (The Cleaner), “Trhlina” (The Rift)) projects. He deals with music directing and professional mastering.
Nový thriller Stínohra podle scénáře Venduly Bradáčové zamíří do kin 7. dubna. Snímek se silnou vizuální i obsahovou tváří natočil renomovaný Peter Bebjak, aktuálně podepsaný pod úspěšnou krimi sériií ČT Devadesátky.