The Last Day of Patriarchy (2021)

(2021)

Short Films Competition, Slovenia, Czech Republic, France, Czech - 15 min

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About the Film

Nina is pregnant by Jakub. Today, he introduces her to his family. They’re all gathered in the hospital at the bedside of his grandfather. Just as the young lady tries to put on a brave face, she is faced with the surprising reaction of the dying relative: he wants to see her breasts. This sparks a debate to which she is not invited – should the patriarch’s last wish be satisfied?

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Director

Olmo Omerzu

Olmo Omerzu was born in 1984 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. During his studies at FAMU in Prague he directed several short films and a 40-minute feature The Second Act about a couple who goes on a long overdue honeymoon only to discover that it is too late. It was shown and awarded at several European festivals, and distributed in Czech, Slovak and Slovenian cinemas. His graduation feature, A Night Too Young, which explores the zone between childhood and adulthood had its world premiere at the 2012 Berlinale and was invited to numerous international festivals, winning several awards, including the Czech Film Critics’ Award for the Discovery of the Year.

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