A Night Too Young

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Director: Olmo Omerzu

Czech Republic, Slovenia, Drama, 2012, 65 min, czech with english and lithuanian subtitles
Two boys on the edge of puberty end up together with two men in a young woman’s apartment. Here they experience their first encounter with love and sexuality. They become witnesses and at the same time tools for the adults' invidious relation games. David, Katerina and Stepan are torn between seduction, lust and yearning for love, which ultimately leads to hurt and disappointment. With the break of dawn they each go their separate ways, all of them at least one night older. “A Night Too Young” is a coming of age allegory, exploring the border between the children’s and adults’ worlds, which both sin and innocence pass freely, ignoring society’s bans and taboos.
2012 – Best Film Award at the Nysa Film Festival (Lenkija).
2012 – Best Director Award at the Vologda Independent Cinema from European Screens Festival VOICES (Russia).
About the director:
Olmo Omerzu was born in 1984 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. At the age of 13 he won the Slovenian National Television‘s screenplay competition for young artists which enabled him to direct his first short film “Almir” (1998). In 2004 he enrolled at the Prague Film Academy (FAMU) in Czech Republic. O. Omerzu directed several short films, one of them, “The Second Act” (Druhé dějství, 2008), was screened and awarded at several European festivals. In 2011 he graduated from FAMU with his first full-length film “A Night Too Young”, which premiered successfully in the Forum section of Berlin International Film Festival (Germany) and was shown at numerous international film festivals. Olmo Ormezu is also a comics artist, he published a comic book “Shadows” in 2004.
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Bruno Hájek, Jakub Felcman, Olmo Omerzu

Dir. of Photography: Lukáš Milota

Cast: Martin Pechlát, Jiří Černý, Natálie Řehořová, Vojtěch Machuta, Jan Vaši, Milan Mikulčík