COOK F**K KILL(czech-slovak title: Žáby bez jazyka)
director/writer: Mira Fornay
drama, 116 min, color, dolby digital, 35mm
languages: Czech with English subtitles
World premiereTallinn Black Nights Film Festival: Rebels With A Cause
Movie trailerWatch Cook Fuck Kill trailer on Vimeo
Jaroslav is a handsome and seemingly good-natured son, father and decent husband. But in fact, he is pathologically jealous of his wife Blanka and very much afraid that she will leave him one day with their three children. Jaroslav and his family do not hesitate to employ violence, deceit and terror against others, which ultimately leads to a family tragedy.
Vznik filmu finančne podporil Audiovizuálny fond
This film was produced thanks to the finantial support of Audioviual Fund
ABOUT THE CAST
JAROSLAV PLESL as Jaroslav K.Jaroslav Plesl is one of the leading actors in Czech Republic. He is stable actor- member of Dejvické Divadlo since 2001. He has on his account 26 feature films and he participated at over 30 Tv films and series. Awards: 2007 award of Alfred Radok for Christy Mahon, John Millington Synge: The Playboy of the Western World, Činoherní klub Praha,/ The Czech National Lion award for the best supportive character in 2014.
PETRA FORNAYOVÁ as Jaroslav K., womanPetra Fornayová is a choreographer, dancer, actress working in the field of contemporary dance and theatre. Performance Dance with Changing Parts in cooperation with renowned Slovak Cluster Ensemble, she was nominated for the TatraBanka Art Award 2018. Performances are regularly presented home and abroad at European festivals. She was nominated to the Slovak National Film Award - Sun in a Net - for her role in Juraj Lehotsky feature film Nina. www.petra-fornayova.sk
REGINA RÁZLOVÁ as DorotaRegina Rázlová is the most controversial actress of post-communistic time. She belongs to last diva’s and sex symbols of Czechoslovak cinema. Since 1980 she became a member of National Theatre in Prague and she has on her account hundreds of roles and characters in cinema, TV series and theatre.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
MIRA FORNAY Writer/ DirectorMira Fornay premiered her debut Foxes (2009) at Venice Film Festival (International Film Critics’ Week). Her second film, My Dog Killer (2013), won the Tiger Award in the main competition at the Rotterdam IFF, receiving a nomination for the European Film Awards, and was chosen as the Slovak national entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Her latest film Cook F** Kill is now premiering at Black Nights Film Festival 2019 in the Rebels with a cause competition. She is also coproducers of her last two films and owner of film company MIRAFOX.
TOMÁŠ SYSEL Director of PhotographyTomáš Sysel works with Mira on all her features and they made together many short films too since their studies at FAMU and NFTS. He belongs to one of the most talented and established cinematographers of Czech Republic. He has on his account more than 20 feature lengths films and documentaries. Awards: best cinematographer of Association of Czech Cinematographers 2014, 2016.
DOMINIK DOLEJŠÍ Sound DesignerDominik Dolejší has worked as sound designer on festival successful documentary films Central Bus Station, Nothing like Before, When the War Comes, but also on feature and short movies of Czech and international production such as The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street, , Touch Me Not (Golden Bear in Berlin 2018), FREM, Cook, F**K, Kill. He is also experienced at teaching sound design at University level since he has taught at his alma mater FAMU, Prague.
VIKTOR SCHWARCZ ProducerCINEART is one of the leading production companies in the Czech market concentrating on the production of feature films theatrically distributed, Tv spots, documentary. Its aim is to develop and produce 5 feature films within next 3 years.
CAST & CREW
Viktor Schwarcz, Mira Fornay
WRITER / AUTHOR OF CONCEPT
Director of Photography: Tomáš Sysel
Editor: Mira Fornay
Editing Supervisor: Urszula Lesiak
Production Designer: Jana Boháčková
Sound: Dominik Dolejší
Make Up Artist: Jana Bílková
Jaroslav Plesl(CZ), Petra Fornayová(SK), Regina Rázlová(CZ), Jan Alexander(UK), Jazmína Cigánková(SK), Irena Bendová(SK), Roman Lipka(SK), Mária Surková(SK), Mária Fornayová(SK), Emil Fornay(SK), Lucia Steinerová(SK), Cyprián Sulej(SK), Tereza Krasnanská(SK), Michaela Hollá(SK)