Tomáš Michálek

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Tomáš Michálek was inspired to dedicate himself to cinema by his great mentor Věra Chytilová. After graduating from FAMU film school he produced Tomáš Pavlíček’s debut Totally Talking and the documentaries The Dangerous World of Dr. Doleček and The Czech Way. He cooperated on the experimental film Return of the Dinosaurs and the animated short Spring Man. He produced Jan Neměc’s The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street. A short he produced, The Fruit of Clouds, became one of the most successful ever Czech films at festivals, taking the Grand Prix in the shorts competition at the Cinekid festival in the Netherlands. He has been processing the estate of Jaroslav Kučera for many years, publishing a monograph about the cinematographer and completing a film portrait of him as co-director. The 2018 film Bear With Us, which he directed, was seen by over 100,000 people at Czech cinemas.