SLOVAKIA - 2018 - 95MIN - DANCE/MUSIC - SLOVAK/SZECH - DCP/HD
A film by Andrea Sedláčková
Young dancers from the group of West Coast Crew from a small town called Svit dream of becoming famous and wealthy one day. The most tenacious is Buddy, who is able to sacrifice almost everything to win. In a dance contest, they are noticed by the acclaimed producer and invited to a dance competition casting that would open their doors to the world of show-business. But the way is full of hard obstacles, and their relationships and characters will be subject to the pressure of success.
Original language: SLOVAK/SZECH
Produced by: Arina Film Production
Zlin Film Festival - Czech Republic - Official Competition 2018 Dytyatko Film Festival Ukraine - Official Competition 2018 Cotbuss Film Festival - Germany - Official Competition 2018
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Andrea Sedláčková (b. 1967, Prague) studied screenwriting at Prague’s Film Academy (FAMU) in 1986-1989 and then emigrated to France where she studied editing and direction at FEMIS in Paris between 1990 and 1993. In France, where she lives most of the time, she works as an editor (she has worked with Jacques Maillot and Michel Deville, among others). She has also shot films and documentaries for Czech Television. Films: People Who Judge Us (1996), Parliament Dances (1997), Fast Starts (1998) and the made-for-TV film From the Life of a Pubescent Girl (1999). She is also credited with writing the script for her feature film debut Victims and Murderers (2000), a psychological drama about a brother and sister’s torturous relationship. Her film Victims and Murderers was entered into the 23rd Moscow International Film Festival. She has directed, written, and edited several documentaries and films including Welcome (2008), which was nominated for a César, and Joyeux Noël (2005), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Her latest feature, Fair Play, was selected as the Czech Republic's 2015 Oscar entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Award and received 15 nominations for the 2015 Czech Lion Awards.