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by Petr Slavík


The film tells the story of a debt collector Karel Jaroš (48), his mother, former choir singer Matilda (80), and Karel’s teenage son Pavel (18). The withdrawn, emotionally torn Karel does not get along with his extroverted and bohemian mother and only thanks to a strong sense of duty does he visit her regularly. Pavel, on the other hand, who comes across as an irresponsible flunky, despises his father’s profession and cannot forget that he abandoned his family as a child. The relationship of all three is disturbed, but an unexpected life situation brings them together. Mathilde develops Alzheimer’s disease, loses her apartment and Karel has to take her in. However, he is unable to take care of her and in a deadlocked situation, it turns out that the only solution is for Pavel to take care of his sick grandmother. However, the illness progresses rapidly and doubts, crises and conflicts arise. The tragicomic story inevitably ends with the question of whether and how our heroes will stand up to this test of life.

international title: Waltzing Matylda
original title: Tancuj, Matyldo
country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Petr Slavík
film run: 113'
release date: CZ 23/11/2023
screenplay: Natasa Slavíková, Petr Slavík
cast: Zuzana Kanóczová, Simona Postlerová, Karel Roden, Regina Rázlová, Antonio Soposki
cinematography by: Martin Štrba
costumes designer: Katarina Bielikova
producer: Natasa Slavíková, Vit Janecek
co-producer: Helena Uldrichová, Jordi Niubo
production: VIRUSfilm
distributor: Bontonfilm

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