Picture Repulse


Original title: Hrana zlomu
Director: Emil Křižka
Cast: Štěpán Kozub, Alena Sasínová-Polarczyk, Pavla Gajdošíková, Petr Panzenberger
Country: Czech Republic
Year of production: 2021
Length (min): 86
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
Section: Planet Dark

Kateřina and Robert raise their young daughter in a luxurious modern villa, but their family life can hardly be called harmonious. In contrast, Viktor lives with his mother in a semi-dilapidated house in a remote area, but their family relationships are no healthier - albeit in a very different way. The fates of two dysfunctional families intersect in a unique, atypically told story/composition, full of surreal images more eloquent than any words.

Emil Křižka

Studied stone sculpture and has worked for years as a graphic designer, artist, and creator of video trailers for books. His artistic sensibility and his predilection for the darker aspects of life have resulted in the short films Inspiration (2006), Mysterium tremendum (2015) and Ruchoth Raoth (2017). Even with his formally ambitious debut, the thriller Repulse, he doesn't deviate from his established track.

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