The elevator at a nursing home is the perfect place for a dancer to explore the limits of his body, memory, and the flow of time. Imprisoned within four walls, he is forced to face the helplessness of his own weakening body. The film stars Pina Bausch’s long-time soloist Jan Minařík, one of the most important Czech dancers of the twentieth century.

  • Czech Republic
  • 2022, 9 min
  • Director: Marie-Magdalena Kochová
  • Director of photography: Ludvík Otevřel
  • Editor: Filip de Pina
  • Screenplay: Marie-Magdalena Kochová
  • Music: David Pospíšil, François Svalis
  • Sound: Alex Strapková
  • Cast: Jan Minařík
  • Art Director: Eliška Ouředníčková
  • Producer: Tomáš Šimon
  • Production: FAMU

3.3. 19:30 Praha | Kino Pilotů

Marie-Magdalena Kochová

Marie-Magdalena Kochová

Marie-Magdalena Kochová is a graduate of the Studio of New Media at the University of West Bohemia’s Faculty of Design and Art and is currently studying documentary filmmaking at FAMU. Her past short films include A Stack 1. (2017), Will the World Remember Yout Name? (2017), OK2PAY (2019), and Apparatgeist (2019). Shells (2021) is her live-action short debut.