Czech director Ondřej Novák has made several short documentaries and video clips. He is also a member of Motiv Collective, which focuses on writing comics scripts, interactive games and animation. RECONSTRUCTION is his fiction short debut.
J.H: It took two years and few weeks from the first idea to the final cut.
Was it difficult to get financing?
O.N: Fortunately, I had my own money to invest in the project.
Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?
J.H: At first, probably France because of amazing work made by guys like Reynaud, the Lumiere brothers, Mélies, Cocteau, Melville, etc. But personally i prefer to think about community on a bigger scale than Europe, and even than cinema itself.
O.N: That film festivals I was lucky to visit with the film seemed like a beautiful European cinema community.
If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?
J.H: I would prefer not to screen any films, just theatre for all night long.
O.N: Tarkovsky, Buňuel, Ceylan, Nemes, Weerasethakul, Kiarostami.
What is your next project?
J.H: My next film project is about a forgotten TV show from the late 70s. It will be about memory and reconciliation.
O.N: I just finished my next short movie. Currently I am working on a script for my debut feature film, which will be a free adaptation of one strange encounter with my father, which happened several years ago in Italy.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Ondřej Novák, Jiří Havlíček
Written by: Jiří Havlíček, Ondřej Novák
Produced by: Dagmar Sedláčková
Cinematography: Šimon Dvořáček
Editing: Šimon Hájek
Production Design: Agáta Hrnčířová, Anneta Furdecká
Sound: Jan Richtr
Main Cast: Jaroslav Kvĕtoň (Olda)
Nominations and Awards
- European Short Film 2019
- Short Film Candidates 2019