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by Bohdan Sláma


Study of a group of locals from the working-class district of a small Czech city bearing the scars of industrialisation: the young girl whose boyfriend has emigrated to America, the young boy secretly in love with her, the abandoned mother whose lover can't make up his mind to ask for a divorce, the children who are passed from hand to hand and can't get over their astonishment.

international title: Something Like Happiness
original title: Stestí
country: Czech Republic
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Bohdan Sláma
film run: 100'
release date: CZ 15/09/2005, FR 12/04/2006, DE 20/04/2006, IT 12/05/2006
screenplay: Bohdan Sláma
cast: Pavel Liška, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Anna Geislerová, Zuzana Kronerová, Marek Daniel
cinematography by: Diviš Marek
music: Leonid Soybelman
producer: John Riley
production: Negativ Film Productions, Ceská televise (CZ) / ZDF, Das Kleine Fernsehspiel ARTE (DE)
backing: Czech Film Support and Development Fund (Ministry of Culture); Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Eurimages, MEDIA Plus
distributor: Bonton Film (CZ), Why Not (FR), Neue Visionen (DE), BIM (IT), Atlantis Entertainment (HU)


main awards/selection

EFA 2006selection
San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2005Golden Shell, Silver Shell for Actress Anna Geislerova
Athens International Film Festival, 2005Golden Athena
Film Festival Cottbus, 2005FIPRESCI Prize
Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema, 2005Best Film

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