Section: U18 Youth Film Competition

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Andrea Sedlačková
Slovakia, Czech Republic, 2018, 90 Min

The Slovak West Coast Crew surprisingly wins a dance battle against the mean Muertas – and thus an invitation to a casting show in Prague. Do the outsiders have a chance there? Music film with rapid dance moves that also addresses the young dancers’ difficult transition into adulthood.

Arina s.r.o.

Despite their young age, Buddy and his friends from the West Coast crew already have serious problems: Mary grew up without a family in an orphanage, Hugo is mute, Foxy is bullied as a lesbian, Brko is discriminated as a Roma. But when they dance, everyday life is far away. A victory in the Super Dance casting show could change their whole lives. But the jurors are cynical and hard, they are mainly interested in audience numbers. To stop them dropping out, they also start digging around in the young dancers’ private lives. Their friendship is consequently severely tested. 

After looking at doping methods in the Communist sports system in her successful film FAIR PLAY (FFC 2015), director Andrea Sedláčková has focused once again on unfair competitions – this time in the tough business of casting shows. Her actors include professional hip-hop dance crews who deliver dynamic performances, including the impressive backdrop of the High Tatras. CF

Filmformat
DCP | Farbe / Colour
Drehbuch
Naďa Clontz Andrea Sedláčková
Kamera
Tomáš Juríček, Tomáš Stanek
Ton
Juraj Baláž, Lukáš Moudrý
Schnitt
Adam Dvořák
Ausstattung
Michal Skrak, Jaroslav Holota
Musik
Viktor Hazard, Jan P. Muchov
Darsteller
Tony Porucha, Mária Havranová, Ondrej Hraška, Judit Bárdos
Produzent
Silvia Panáková, Erik Panák
Produktion
Arina s.r.o.
Co-Produktion
Bontonfilm
Kontakt
Arina s.r.o.
Silvia Panáková
Dulovo nám. 4
82108 Bratislava
Slovakia
+42 19 07 78 79 45
silvia@arinafilm.sk
www.arinafilm.sk
Andrea Sedlačková

Andrea Sedlačková - born in 1967 in Prague, ČSSR (today Czech Republic). She began studying screenwriting at the FAMU in Prague before emigrating to France, where she studied editing and directing at the FEMIS in Paris. In addition to her work as a director, she is known above all as an editor, among others for LOVE ME IF YOU DARE. She lives and works in Paris and Prague.

Movies
VICTIMS AND MURDERERS (2000)
SEDUCER (2002)
FAIR PLAY (2014, FFC 2015)
VÁCLAV HAVEL – LIVING IN FREEDOM (2015, doc)

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