THE LAST DAY OF PATRIARCHYOlmo Omerzu
Brilliantly directed short comedy that questions if all men’s dying wishes should be granted.
POSLEDNI DEN PATRIARCHATU
Czech Republic, Slovenia, France | 2021 | 16 min
PRODUCTION: Rok Bicek – Cvinger Film, Jiri Konecny – Endorfilm; Melocoton Films, Ceska Televize
CAST: Jelena Juklova, Eliska Krenkova, Tatjana Medvecka, Lukas Melnik
SCREENPLAY: Petr Pycha, Olmo Omerzu
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Lukas Milota
EDITING: Jana Vlckova
Nina is pregnant by Jakub. Today, he introduces her to his family. They’re all gathered in the hospital at the bedside of his grandfather. Just as the young lady tries to put on a brave face, she is faced with the surprising reaction of the dying relative: he wants to see her breasts. This awkward situation sparks a family debate to which she is not invited – should the patriarch’s last wish be fulfilled? The director draws us into the moral dilemma.
Festivals & Awards (selection)
Only The Best Film Awards, USA 2021 – Best Drama Film | Ljubljana International Film Festival, 2021 – Best Short Film | The Hague Global Cinema Festival – Special Jury Award | Friss Hus International Short Film Festival, Budapest 2022 – Audience Award
Slovenian born Olmo made his first steps in film making during his studies at FAMU film school in Prague about 10 years ago. His first two films premiered at no less than Berlinale and San Sebastian film festivals, while his third feature, Winter Flies, landed him the best director award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2018, 6x wins at Czech Lions film awards, and a selection at
Toronto IFF 2018. Olmo’s films explore human nature and family relationships, and people trapped in their own expectations of themselves. Olmo brings his unique cinematographic eye and mind set into the commercial world, and we’re very excited about his first steps in this field.