On the Roof | Na Střeše

Comedy | Drama
CAST: Alois Švehlík, Duy Anh Tran, Mária Bartalos, Vojtěch Dyk, Adrian Jastraban
PG13 (Some Coarse Language and Sexual References) | 2019 | Czech, Vietnamese w/English Subtitles | Preceded by Making Space | 101 minutes

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
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