The Bird Atlas
by Olmo Omerzu
When a family business finds out somebody has been embezzling large sums of money, the company is quite unprepared to face a new reality. Ivo Rona, a long-time CEO of a successful company called Aron, navigates the tricky situation that gets worse as his children get involved, which is likely a consequence of his past actions. Olmo Omerzu’s latest film skillfully combines strained family relationships with the world of modern communication technology that can exploit our vulnerabilities. In the increasingly tense war that ensues, the battle lines are blurred and the winner is far from certain.
In 2011, Olmo Omerzu (1984) graduated from the FAMU (cz) with his first feature A Night too Young (2012). After the film’s successful premiere in the Forum section of the Berlinale, Omerzu won the Czech Film Critics’ Award for the Discovery of the Year. His second feature Family Film (2015) premiered at the San Sebastian FF and was invited to numerous IFFs, including the Tokyo FF, where it won the Best Artistic Contribution Award. The film also received the awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Czech Film Critics’ Awards. Omezu’s latest feature Winter Flies (2018) was screened at the Toronto FF and won the Best Director Award at the Karlovy Vary IFF.
KVIFF - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Crystal Globe Competition, 2021
Olmo Omerzu, Petr Pýcha
Rok Biček, Ivan Ostrochovský, Hélène Mitjavile
director of photography
Monika Omerzu Midriaková
Eliška Křenková, Martin Pechlát, Miroslav Donutil, Alena Mihulová, Vojtěch Kotek, Pavla Beretová
Czech Television, Cvinger film, Punkchart film, Melocoton Films, RTV Slovenija
Czech Film Fund, Slovenian Film Centre, Slovak Audiovisual Fund