Feature films

A Prominent Patient


Film info

  • Country:Češka, Slovačka
  • Director:Julius Ševčík
  • Year:2017
  • Duration:114'
  • Actors:Karel Roden, Hanns Zischler, Oldřich Kaiser


In the winter of 1939 Jan Masaryk, the former Czechoslovakian Ambassador to London, is admitted to a sanatorium in New Jersey. His fragile physical and mental health is no coincidence: he is suffering because the governments of Great Britain and France have abandoned him and his country. As a result of diplomatic tactics and the signing of the Munich Agreement these major powers have condoned Nazi Germany’s invasion of its neighbour – bringing Europe one step closer to the Second World War. Masaryk believes that he has failed as a diplomat and brought shame on the legacy of his father, Tomas – Czechoslovakia’s founder and first president. But he is not alone: he receives support in the shape of German psychiatrist emigré Dr Stein and American novelist Marcia Davenport who help him cast out the demons of his past.

Julius Ševčík was born in 1978 in Prague, which was in Czechoslovakia at the time, he studied at the New York Film Academy as well as the FAMU film school in Prague. He graduated with his film Restart (2005) and has shot numerous short films. Sevcik has been acclaimed and awarded at film festivals in New York, Clermont Ferrand, Mannheim Heidelberg, Taipei and Moscow. He won Best Director at the 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival for his feature film Normal.


Screening schedule

  • 25.08.2017.

    Terrace - Agency for waterways


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • PPD
  • Bobi

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