How to Save the World


Širín Nafariehová
Michael Jiřinec


Širín Nafariehová
Humanitarian workers Markéta Všelichová and Miroslav Farkas were detained in Turkey in 2017 and subsequently sentenced to over six years in prison for collaborating with the Kurdish militia YPG, which Turkey considers a terrorist organisation. After four years, they were released back to the Czech Republic and immediately resumed their efforts of helping others. Following the birth of their first daughter Arian, their lives have taken a more family-oriented direction, leaving less room for their humanitarian work. Previously, they were used to sacrificing much for their ideals, often going beyond what an average person would be willing to do. Will they find a way to balance their family life with their relentless need to bring salvation to the world?


Matěj Paclík


Rosalinda Hálová


Matěj Lindner
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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