Director: Olmo Omerzu
Festival Entry: A Night Too Young – Czech Republic
On New Years Day, two innocent 12-year-old boys score vodka for three strangers and get invited to an adult party they’ll never forget. This darkly comic tale by gifted 26-year-old Czech director Olmo Omerzu upends the conventions of the coming of age movie. ★ North American Premiere
Directed By: Olmo Omerzu
Executive Producer: Lukas Svitil
Producer: Jiří Konečný
Screenwriters: Bruno Hájek, Jakub Felcman, Olmo Omerzu
Cinematographer: Lukáš Milota
Editor: Janka Vlčková
Cast: Martin Pechlát, Jirí Cerny, Natálie Rehorová, Vojtech Machuta, Jan Vasi, Milan Mikulcík
We asked Czech director Olmo Omerzu about everything from his inspirations to challenges. Turns out, working with child actors is hard (he’s not the first Festival filmmaker to cite this particular challenge!). Here’s what else he had to say:
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Olmo Omerzu.