Competition Programme

GOD PARTICLE

Czech Republic | 2014

Fiona Gelsomina Ziegler

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Director:
Fiona Gelsomina Ziegler

Screenplay:
Fiona Gelsomina Ziegler

Director of photography:
Tomáš Pavelek

Film Editing:
Matěj Sláma

Film School:
FAMU

Producer:
Michal Kráčmer

Production Company:

Cast:
Josefína Voverková,
Jan Nedbal,
Martin Pechlát,
Petra Lustigová,
Milan Hladký

Duration:
19′

Synopsis

Žofie has unique chance: she receives a special study grant to do her PhD at CERN in Switzerland. Ready to leave home in order to follow her professional ambitions, she suddenly faces a personal dilemma when witnessing an epileptic attack of her younger brother. That accident puts Žofie into doubts whether to take an egotistical decision to leave her brother in this condition or give up her dream.

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Director's Biography

Fiona Gelsomina Ziegler

Fiona Gelsomina Ziegler was born in Switzerland. Before finding her vocation in filmmaking, she graduated in history and international politics at The Geneva Institute of International Relations. However, while working as an assistant director in theatre and as an assistant of script continuity on film sets, she decided that her main interest was film. Intrigued by the Czech New Wave, she decided to learn the Czech language and study at FAMU. She is currently a student at the Department of Directing at FAMU, working on her graduation film. Her short films Iron Cinderella (2011), Domov (2013), and 2:1 (2013) were screened at various international festivals.