• Feature
  • 2016
  • 100 Minutes
  • Czech Republic
  • Language: Slovak

Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents..

Director: Jan Hrebejk

Screenwriter: Petr Jarchovský



2016: Gijón International Film Festival :Won Best Original Score, Won Award Best Production Design

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Won Best Actress

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Petr Jarchovský

DOP / Camera: Martin Žiaran

Editor: Vladimír Barák

Music: Michal Novinski

Producer: Zuzana Mistríková, Ľubica Orechovská, Ondřej Zima

Cast: Peter Bebjak, Zuzana Maurery


Jan Hrebejk

Born in 1967 Jan Hřebejk is a Czech film director. Hřebejk studied together with his classmate Petr Jarchovský at high school. Now Jarchovsky is a frequent collaborator as a screenwriter. From 1987 to 1991, Hřebejk studied screenplay and dramaturgy at FAMU, an arts college in Prague for film and television.
During his FAMU studies, Hřebejk directed and produced two short films, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Experience (1988) and 1948 AD (1989), to a script written by his classmate Petr Zelenka. His professional directorial debut was a short film for Czech TV, You Do Nothing Because You’ve Got No Good Reason (1991). His films caught the attention of viewers and critics, and entered student film festivals.
Together with Petr Jarchovský, during his FAMU studies, he wrote a comedy screenplay, inspired by his background at a pioneer summer camp, Let’s Sing the Song Naked-on. This screenplay was filmed in 1990 as a full-length feature by director Ondřej Trojan and cameraman Asen Šopov.
His 2009 film Kawasaki’s Rose was selected as the Czech entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards,but it didn’t make the final shortlist.

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