Tomáš Šťastný, student of the Department of Cinematography, wins AČK Honourable Mention
The Association of Czech Cinematographers (AČK) bestowed its awards in Prague’s Lucerna Palace on 20 February 2019.
Tomáš Šťastný, a student of FAMU’s Department of Cinematography, won the Honourable Mention for an extraordinary achievement in terms of visual concept for A Pale Blue Dot.
Tomáš Štastný says on the film: “The rapid pace of life in the western society contributes towards tabooing death, although death is inevitable equally for each and every one of us. As a result, people often get to realise the true value of human life when it is too late, and they lose the opportunity to ask questions inextricably linked to death. My goal is to attract every single viewer’s attention to this topic with a sensitive approach. This is why my film abandons causal narration, using the universal language of image instead, with a strong inspiration by the work of Terrence Malick.”
The film is currently awaiting its international premiere.
About the film:
Original title: A Pale Blue Dot
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Year of production: 2018Footage: 11 minutes
Cinematography: Tomáš Šťastný
Director: Myroslava Klochko
Screenplay: Petra Josefina Lubojacki
Editor: Benjamin Kolmačka
Sound design: Miroslav Chaloupka
Music: Jakub König
Art direction: Anežka Straková
Producer: David Dittrich
Samuel Neduha – adult son
Andrea Elsnerová – mother
Matěj Míček – son
Produced by: Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU)