Czech film ‘Ordinary Failures’ screened in ‘World Cinema’ category at IFFI 53 – Odisha Diary

“The idea of ​​making Ordinary Failures (Czech title: Běžná selhání) started during the COVID19 pandemic. The pandemic altered people’s normal lives, which helped us look at reality and our script side by side,” said Cristina Grosan, the film’s director. She was interacting with media and festival delegates at one of the ‘Table Talks’ sessions organized by PIB on the sidelines of the festival today, 25th November 2022 in Goa. The film was screened yesterday in the IFFI 53 ‘World Cinema’ category.

Cristina Grosan said ordinary faults It is about the story of three women who are dealing with their imperfect lives when a strange natural phenomenon breaks into their daily lives, inviting them to look up.

Producer Marek Novak said he would categorize ordinary faults as an auteur film and the current scenario of the film market in the Czech Republic and Europe in general supports this type of film and the public also supports it. He added that the film is a co-production of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Slovakia through crowdfunding.

When asked about gender parity and films directed by women in the OTT generation, Cristina said that the situation is gradually improving and women have more opportunities. She added that she was happy with her profession and would encourage more women to pursue filmmaking.

When asked if the film was aimed only at women, Cristina Grosan said that she was looking to direct the film at the entire population rather than at a particular sector of society. Producer Novak added that the majority of moviegoers and culture consumers were women in the Czech Republic.

Cristina Grosan was also euphoric that ordinary faults it was accepted very well by the young and old audience. He was pleasantly surprised to receive more questions and comments from the older audience who saw the film at IFFI53.

ordinary faults is a visually captivating drama set in the very near future where it seems that time on this earth is about to run out, forcing the three leads to stop and reconnect with themselves. They are three stories that run parallel to each other, the characters seem to face their destiny with relative serenity, perhaps sensing an opportunity in these strange natural phenomena, to make things go back to the way they are supposed to be, and the possibility of a new I start in a world that is falling apart.

About the movie

Director: Cristina Grosan

Producer: Mark Novak

Screenplay: Klára Vlasáková

Cinematographer: Mark Győri

Editor: Anna Meller

Cast: Tatjana Medvecká, Beáta Kaňoková, Nora Klimešová, Vica Kerekes, Adam Berka, Rostislav Novák jr., Jana Stryková, Luboš Veselý

2022 | Czech/Hungarian/Italian/Slovak | Color | 84 minutes


A misfit teenager, an anxious mother and a recent widow have their day interrupted by a mysterious natural phenomenon. As their world descends into chaos, the three women struggle to find their place in life.

Director: Cristina Grosan was born on July 26, 1987 in Arad, Romania. She is a writer and director, known for Along Came a Prince (2020), Bezná selhaní (2022) and Holiday at the Seaside (2013).

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