WE ARE NEVER ALONE
directed by Petr Vaclav
No man is an island.
A paranoid prison guard befriends his new neighbor, an unemployed hypochondriac supported by his wife who works at the local grocery store. Weary of life and caring for her two sons, she develops an attraction to the nightclub bouncer, but he is in love with the club stripper, who is in turn waiting for the father of her child to return from the same prison where the prison guard works. No one is ever alone, no matter how lonely they feel.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2016 - CZECH REPUBLIC - 103min (Color, B&W)
ORIGINAL TITLE Nikdy nejsme sami
CAST Karel Roden, Lenka Vlasakova, Miroslav Hanus, Zdenek Godla, Klaudia Dudova
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Czech
PRODUCED BY Mimesis Film
IN COPRODUCTION WITH Cinema Defacto, Czech Television
Petr Vaclav graduated from Prague Film Academy FAMU. His short documentary Madame Le Murie (1993) was nominated for Student Academy Award.
Vaclav´s first feature film, Marian (1996) - the story of a Romani child - won the Silver Leopard and the FIPRESCI Award in Locarno and other prizes at Angers, Thessaloniki, Belfort, Cottbus, Bratislava and Tehran film festivals, and had theatrical release in France, the Netherlands, the USA and South Korea.
His second feature, Parallel Worlds, (2001) was selected for the San Sebastian Official Competition. His recent feature The Way Out about young Romani woman fighting for an ordinary life was screened at Cannes (ACID Selection 2014). Petr is currently finishing his latest feature Skokan. His documentary Confession of the Vanished, portraying Czech composer Josef Mysliveček (1734-1781) was released in April 2015 and is the part of the work on Vaclav´s ambitious project, Il Boemo.
Festivals / Awards
Berlinale 2016 - Official Selection, Forum / Tagesspiegel Readers' Jury Award