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by Jiří Sádek


In the middle of an unusually hot summer, Eliška moves back to her husband’s native village with her young daughter Karolínka. Their return is associated with a mystery that everyone seems to be aware of except the girl. The heat starts to become unbearable, the tension mounts and Karolínka begins to sense that something isn’t right. But her mother is increasingly cagey about answering her questions and is also getting increasingly wound up. The phantoms launch their attack and it makes no difference if they’re real or not. Fighting them is arduous and it’s not clear how things will turn out.

international title: The Noonday Witch
original title: Polednice
country: Czech Republic
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Jiří Sádek
film run: 90'
screenplay: Michal Samir
cast: Karolína Lipowská, Daniela Kolárová, Ana Geislerová, Marie Ludvikova
cinematography by: Alexander Šurkala
film editing: Michal Lánský
art director: Jan Pjena Novotný
music: Ben Corrigan
producer: Matěj Chlupáček
production: Barletta Production
distributor: Falcon


main awards/selection

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

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