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Part of SFFILM Festival


Directed by Beata Parkanová

Czech Republic | Fiction Feature | 93

18 Apr
Thu, Apr 18 at 8:45 pm
Roxie Theater
19 Apr
Fri, Apr 19 at 6:00 pm
23 Apr
Tue, Apr 23 at 1:00 pm
Victoria Theatre

Guests Expected

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)

Director Beata Parkanová

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.”



Film Details

Year 2018

Language Czech, Slovak

Premiere North American

Runtime 93

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

Print Source Heaven’s Gate

Original Language Title Chvilky