Section: Spectrum

Bella Mia

Bella Mia

Martin Duba
Czech Republik, Poland, 2013, 92 Min
Bio Illusion

Cameraman Martin Duba's second release as a director is marked by original screenplay and its unconventional leading actresses. Five cows are suspected of having contracted BSE. Before they can be transported to the slaughter house they escape however, as a result of which the local village splits into two contending camps: Farmer Pazdera and his children want the animals to be given a chance to survive in the wild. Local hunters however attempt to catch them, one of them even comparing the cows with the Taliban. An entertaining comedy with a serious undertone based on a bizarre village conflict which unfolded during the mass hysteria surrounding BSE.

DCP | Farbe / colour
Marek Epstein, Martin Duba
Martin Duba
Klára Javoříková
Vladimír Žán
Karel Křivka, Michal Malcánek
Józef Skrzek
Petr Forman, Zuzana Norisová, Anna Fialová, Lukáš Kůrka, Igor Orozovič, Petr Rajchert, David Bonaventura, Břetislav Rychlík, Saša Malinská, Luboš Veselý, Michal Gulyáš, Jiří Duba
Miloslav Šmídmajer
Bio Illusion
Magellan Fundacja, CinemArt
Bio Illusion
Miloslav Šmídmajer
Baarova 43/27
140 00 Prague 4
Czech Republic
Tel.: +420.272.65 03 36

Martin Duba - – born 1956 in Prague. Studied at the camera department of Prague´s FAMU from 1981-1986. Duba established himself at the beginning of the nineties as one of the leading lights of a new generation of cameramen. He has collaborated with leading Czech directors such as Tomáš Vorel and Petr Nikolaev.


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