Film: Bestiary (directed by Irena Pavlásková)

About performance

The film is shown within the framework of the European Movie Stars' Master Classes

Original title: Bestiar

Czech Republic, 2007

Runtime: 100 min

Director: Irena Pavlásková

Cast: Jitka Cvancarová, Miroslav Etzler, Krystof Hádek, Danica Jurcova, Lukas Juza, Barbora Lukesová, Petra Lustigova, Tomás Matonoha, Karel Roden, Marek Vasut

Bestiar is the story of the fateful relationship Karolina — a political science major and a journalist — has with Alex, who, despite being extremely successful in his career, is actually emotionally torn inside. Each new relationship and experience (no matter how fleeting) has a profound impact on Karolina, who realizes that although women aren't born beasts, they can become them. But without innate bestial instincts it's futile! Bestiar is a tragicomic tale of the personal quest of a woman attempting to find the right values in a labyrinth of interpersonal relationships. Until now, that luxury — “experiencing the world” — has been granted mostly only to male characters.