About the Film
The police interrogate 14-year-old Mára at the station after he is caught behind the wheel far across country from where he lives. He and somewhat eccentric Heduš had set out for the frozen landscape down south to seek adventure; but the mischievous breeziness with which Mára gives his story, and his concealment of the details of the trip gradually strips his statement of credibility.
Olmo Omerzu (Ljubljana, 1984) studied at the FAMU in Prague, where he directed several short films and a 40-minute feature film, The Second Act (2008), screened and awarded prizes at several European festivals. In 2011, Omerzu graduated from the FAMU with his first fiction feature A Night Too Young. Following its successful premiere in the Forum section of the 2012 Berlinale, the film was invited to numerous international festivals, winning several awards. In 2016, he directed Family Film which premiered in San Sebastian, in the New Directors section. Winter Flies is now is latest Feature having its world premiere at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in competition.