Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon


Writer and director

Adam Martinec


Jakub Špalek
Simona Peková
Temperatures are rising and crowds of people push around the banks of lakes every day, as if
they were thirsty animals. Summer hits blasting from the speakers are silenced by an announcement of two boys gone missing. We may witness a tragedy or just lie in the shadows with the feeling that it’s not our concern.


Jiří Šeda
Matouš Borecký
Adam Kyznár
Renata Prokopová
Mikuláš Křen


Matěj Paclík


David Hofmann


Matěj Sláma


Miki Kocáb

Production Design

Aneta Grňáková

Costume Designer

Lucie Sedláková



Supported by

Breathless Films

Breathless Films is an independent production company established in 2018 and situated in Prague founded by producer Matěj Paclík prioritising collaborations with emerging directors. We focus on production and co-production of both fiction and documentary films. Our latest project is a first feature film Our Lovely Pig Slaughter by Adam Martinec scheduled to premiere at 58th Karlovy Vary IFF.

Previous projects include the acclaimed short film Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon which premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF and won the Czech Lion for the Best Short Film and Czech Films Critics& Award for the Best Short Film, or a documentary feature debut Bedwetter that premiered at IDFF and won the Best Camera Award in the Czech Joy competition.

We are currently working on three first feature films by upcoming directors from the Czech Republic that all received Development Support from the Czech Film Fund and we are on the active lookout for potential co-production projects.

Matěj Paclík

Matěj Paclík is an upcoming film producer from Czechia and founder of Breathless Films. He has a diverse portfolio, producing both documentary and fiction films. His first fiction film Our Lovely Pig Slaughter by Adam Martinec is scheduled to premiere at 58th Karlovy Vary IFF.

His most notable works include the short film Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon that premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and received an award for Best Short Film at the Czech Film Critics& Awards and the Czech Lion for Best Short Film and the short Sugar and Salt that premiered at San Sebastian IFF. His documentary first feature film Bedwetter by Honza Hušek was awarded the Best Camera Award at Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in 2023.

Currently he is developing three fiction features by debuting directors. These projects reflect his ongoing commitment to producing a range of compelling cinematic works.

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