On the Roof | Na Střeše
Comedy | Drama
DIRECTOR: Jiří Mádl
CAST: Alois Švehlík, Duy Anh Tran, Mária Bartalos, Vojtěch Dyk, Adrian Jastraban
14 May 2022
Professor Rypar (Alois Švehlík) is an old, cantankerous university professor who lives alone in Prague. One day he finds a young Vietnamese man Song (Duy Anh Tran) – an immigrant in search of a better future - on his roof, and decides to take him in. The co-existence of a hostile master, angry at the world that eludes him, and a young man looking for a way out of a desperate situation in an unfamiliar city creates many tragi-comic situations, throwing up surprising ideas and solutions. But can you trust a stranger and can two culturally different people share the same space?
Grand Newcomer Award - Jirí Mádl (Director) and Dawson Films (Production company) - Mannheim-Heidelberg International Competition 2019 8 nominations including Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Screenplay - Czech Lions Awards 2020