Matchmaking Mayor

Country

Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic

Copyright

2010

Production year

2010

Premiere

9 December 2010

Runtime

72 min

Category

film

Genre

documentary

Typology

documentarylong

Original title

Nesvatbov

Czech title

Nesvatbov

English title

Matchmaking Mayor

Parallel Title

Nesvadbovo

Working Title

Až na věky (svatby) / Navždy svoji / Svatby podle starosty / Nesvadbov

Synopsis

This documentary film with the slogan The Heart Cannot Be Commanded captures the “fate of singles” in the relatively advanced eastern Slovak town of Zemplínské Hámre, whose enterprising mayor decided it was up to him to influence the town's unfavourable demographic development and adamantly tried to bring together its single citizens over thirty years of age. But these people are lethargic, reconciled to living alone and have little empathy for his ”coercive activities”. In its choice of theme and processing means the film follows on the distribution titles of director The Beauty Exchange (2004) and We’ll Meet at the Eurocamp (2006).

Performed by

Jozef Gajdoš

starosta Zemplínských Hámrů

Dana Paseková

kulturní referentka obce

další obyvatelé Zemplínských Hámrů

Production info

Original Title

Nesvatbov

English Title

Matchmaking Mayor

Working Title

Až na věky (svatby) / Navždy svoji / Svatby podle starosty / Nesvadbov

Parallel Title

Nesvadbovo

Category

film

Typology

documentary

Genre

documentary

Origin country

Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic

Copyright

2010

Production Year

2010

Premiere

9 December 2010

Distribution slogan

The heart cannot be commanded.

Production

endorfilm s.r.o., ČESKÁ TELEVIZE (koprodukce), UN Film s. r. o. (koprodukce), Slovenská televízia (koprodukce), i/o post s.r.o. (koprodukce)

Distribution

Cinemart, a.s. (monopol)

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

72 min

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 6. mezinárodní filmový festival Cinematik

2011
Piešťany / the Slovak Republic
Erika Hníková

Vítěz

Festival: 5. vukovarský filmový festival

2011
Vukovar / Croatia

Vítěz

Festival: 61. mezinárodní filmový festival Berlinale

2011
Berlín / Federal Republic of Germany

Nominace

Event: 18. výroční ceny Český lev 2011 za filmovou tvorbu roku 2010

2011
Praha / Czech Republic
Erika Hníková

Vítěz

Festival: 24. festival českých filmů Finále Plzeň 2011

2011
Plzeň / Czech Republic
Erika Hníková

Nominace

Event: 1. ceny české filmové kritiky 2010

2011
Praha / Czech Republic
Erika Hníková