Michal Samir
CZ 2014

One spectacular night. Shot in a single spectacular shot. A clock on the wall of a hipster's wine bar reads 10:00 pm – and a night out on the town begins. Inside the bar, a romantic poet, Egan, performs a reading of his latest play. At a nearby table, a young woman struggling to break up with her partner is consoled by her pals. Local dealer, Jiří, enters – full of bravado with a backpack full of drugs. From drama in the bar to an old crowd reveling in the pub across the street, from the apartment of a worried mother to a tram ride with a hooded figure and to a drunken father weaving home on his bike- a single camera shot captures and follows characters in their own worlds as sounds of sirens grow louder. And when a violent street riot erupts, the lives of all intertwine. Anarchy – the ticket for Jiří to host a drug-fueled rage into the dawn, as a poet returns home, unheard. But with this feature debut, an astounding new voice in cinema has been announced.

Matej Chlupácek
Martin Žiaran
Michael Samir
Jiří Kocman, Ondrej Maly, Hana Vagnerova, Michael Sieczkowski
89 min, OmeU
Michal Samir

Michal Samir

A graduate of Drama Centre London, where he studied directing based on actor preparation under James Kemp, whose students include Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy, the Czech filmmaker shot several shorts, a documentary, »Last Witness«, and co-directed »Bez Doteku« in 2013 with 19-year-old Matej Chlupácek – who also produced »Hany« – Samir's stunning feature debut.