Ostrochovský’s second feature, which was also a Berlin premiere in Encounters and follows two seminarians caught between faith and politics in Communist-era Czechoslovakia, received a distribution grant of €10,000. The film’s music prize was awarded for Christian Lolea and Miroslav Tóth’s score and sound design by Michal Novinski. See full story
By contrast, Miroslav Toth and Michal Novinski’s sound design veers towards the clangorous, sometimes intrusively so, a concatenation of grindings, roarings and ominous gongings in tandem with Toth and Cristian Lolea’s hardworking score. Read the full review here.
‚Barefoot‘ (‚Po Strnisti Bos‘): Film Review | Dubai 2017 „The Czech filmmakers behind the 1997 Oscar winner ‚Kolya‘ return with a coming-of-ager about an 8-year-old boy growing up during WWII.“ „Michal Novinski’s soundtrack resonates with joy.“ Read the full review here.
Movie Review: ‘Po strništi bos’ (Barefoot) Heartwarming WWII Nostalgia Evocative cinematography by Vladimír Smutný and music from Michal Novinski contribute to this unique and heartfelt piece of nostalgia, the best film from Jan and Zdeněk since Kolja. This is first-rate production in every regard, and one of the finest Czech films in years. Read the […]
The Teacher Film Review La profesora es un drama basado en hechos reales que nos cuenta la historia de Maria Drazdechova, nueva profesora en un pequeño suburbio de Bratislava cuya llegada al centro alterará la vida tanto de padres como de alumnos. Una película cuidada al detalle en lo visual y con una excelente banda […]
The Teacher Film Review The prolific Czech director-writer duo Jan Hrebejk and Petr Jarchovsky (“Cozy Dens,” “Divided We Fall,” “Kawasaki’s Rose”) return to top form with this compelling Slovak-language dramedy. The prolific Czech director-writer duo Jan Hrebejk and Petr Jarchovsky (“Divided We Fall”) return to top form with the compelling Slovak-language dramedy “The Teacher.” Set […]
Three Brothers Film Review The 2014 Czech box office champ is a joyous musical take on fairy tales from ‚Kolya‘ helmer Jan Sverak. Ever wonder what Czech director Jan Sverak has been up to since “Kolya” (1996), the winner of the best foreign-language film Oscar? Although none of the helmer’s recent work has achieved comparable […]
Thompson on Hollywood Review: Czech Oscar Entry ‚In the Shadow‘, Sleek Neo-Noir and Gorgeously Old-Fashioned Policier I usually cringe at wall-to-wall score, but in this case I liked it. Jan Muchow and Michal Novinski’s music achieves a sense of dynamism, of a one-way train ride that can’t be abandoned. I mentioned a rabbit hole earlier, […]
In The Shadow Film Review Tech package is pro, led by the evocative drabness of lenser Adam Sikora’s visual palette, Jarmila Konecna’s costumes and the melodic, just-this-short-of-bombastic score by Jan P. Muchow and Michal Novinski. The pic is dedicated to victims of the show trials and „all of the unknown heroes who have fought against […]
In The Shadow Film Review „The film’s production design is impeccable, and the haunting music by Jan P. Muchow and Michal Novinski contributes to the ominous mood. A couple of scenes of graphic violence may be offputting to the arthouse audiences that support this type of film, but Shadow succeeds in bringing a disturbing period […]