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THE PLAY

by Alejandro Fernández Almendras

synopsis

The world of a young theatre director in a small Czech town crumbles after he decides to realize his dream of adapting an overly ambitious play based on Euripides' classic 'Fedra'. He loses his two main actors during rehearsals and the municipality threatens to cut funding due to the play's political content. Petr falls for young actress Karolina, playing the lead. Tensions at his home grow: he's not much of a present husband and a father. Shortly before the premiere both women leave him. His wife's had enough and Karolina simply disappears. Petr attempts to save his masterpiece, but the play is a fiasco. Devastated, he tries to regain last pieces left of his life. But is it far too late?

international title: The Play
original title: Hra
country: France, Czech Republic, Chile
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Alejandro Fernández Almendras
film run: 93'
release date: CZ 31/10/2019, ES 27/11/2020
screenplay: Alejandro Fernández Almendras
cast: Jiří Mádl, Marika Soposká, Elizaveta Maximová, Vladimíra Benoni, Sarah Havacova, Sarah Hlavácová, Danica Jurčová, Ondřej Malý, Darina Nicová, Jirí Strébl
cinematography by: Inti Briones
film editing: Alejandro Fernández Almendras
art director: Hynek Drizhal
costumes designer: Veronika Moudrav
music: Pablo Vergara
producer: Bruno Bettati, Guillaume De Seille, Veronika Finkova, Augusto Matte
co-producer: Guillaume De Seille, Veronika Finkova, Michal Krecek
production: Arizona Films Productions, Film & Roll, Jirafa (CL)
distributor: Pilot Film
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