Part of SFFILM Festival
Director Beata Parkanová is expected to attend 4/18 and 4/19 screenings.
Anezka has some serious family issues—her mom is relentlessly judgmental, her dad’s a know-it-all, and her grandmother has cancer—but tries to remain sanguine about the resulting demands placed on her. Lovely and down to earth, she seems to offer everyone in her life, including her married lover, what they need from her, but what is she doing about her own future? This journey of self-discovery becomes the pivot for the small points of reckoning that Parkanová’s film depicts with such tenderness and nuance, abetted by Jenovéfa Boková’s gracious and generous performance in the lead role.
“Understanding all the characters is reinforced by the fact that they themselves, their mutual dialogues, and the situations in which they find themselves, are accurately observed, with their feelings in sophisticated cooperation with the cameraman, stage designer, costume designer, and other members of the crew … Through emphasis on detail, the director portrays them in their complexity, giving the viewer a wide scope for (self) identification.” – Jana Bébarová, 25fps (translated from the Czech)
Beata Parkanová previously co-wrote Andílik na nervy (2015), a family comedy. Moments marks her feature directing debut. Of it, she says, “The script is based on my experiences when I was the same age as the main protagonist, in my early twenties, and I think emotionally I went through something similar to what she endures. Where the script becomes the most autobiographical is the emotional part, as I completely understand her feelings.”
Language Czech, Slovak
Premiere North American
Country Czech Republic/Slovakia
Director Beata Parkanová
Producer Viktor Tauš
Writer Beata Parkanová
Editor Alois Fišárek
Cinematographer Martin Douba
Cast Jenovéfa Boková, Jaroslava Pokorná, Alena Mihulová
Original Language Title Chvilky