LANTERN. The concept of a short story film with the working title Lucerna is based on the imagination of cameraman Jan Malíř. His filmmaking dream is to meet several of his film friends and colleagues while working on a single, freely and playfully conceived film work, as a sort of jam session for filmmakers. Similarly to the jazz composition, the individual soloists gradually take over the jointly accepted theme, imprinting their unique style, expression and worldview in improvisation. Together they create a rich and colorful film mosaic linked to a specific place with which the filmmakers feel one way or another. In his imagination, Jan Painter was inspired by the famous Paris short story film, I Love You, bringing together world famous directors such as the Coen brothers, Gus Van Sant, Gurinder Chadha, Wes Craven, Walter Salles, Alexander Payne and Olivier Assayas to show Paris together like he hasn’t been here before.
SAMKO TÁLE: A book about a cemetery. Samko Tále, a writer. All his life he has been hauling a cart full of cartons into a collection point. Until one day Gustu Ruh predicts him: you will write a book about the cemetery. But why should he write a book about the cemetery? Why not about nature or something nice? It is unfair. Is´nt it? So Samko writes what he lived. Or he lives what he writes. The bizarre panoptical, or if you want a plastic folder of live and dead figures from the small Slovak-Hungarian town of Komarno that surround Samek Tale, is ridiculous, but sad at the same time.
SCARS. The story of Eve (27) studying anthropology at the University of Bordeaux. There is a love triangle with a married university professor, and also the unexpected death of Eva’s mother.