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Year of the Widow

fiction debut by Veronika Lišková
in late post-production


After her husband’s fatal health collapse, Petra in her early 40s becomes a widow. However, grief is not the only challenge that she and her teenage daughter Dominika have to face – almost immediately they are trapped in the never ending cycle of bureaucracy that a person’s death brings: mortgages, loans, rents, energy bills etc. Amidst the shattering lifequake Petra has to rely only on herself in the struggle for a new life against the disfavor of destiny.


Original title: Rok vdovy
Length:  107 min
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia
Produced by: Cinémotif Films (CZ)
Co-produced by: Kerekesfilm (SK), Pipser (HR)
With the support of: MEDIA, Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, FKUK, Pilsen Region, Eurimages
Partners: Licirna
Shooting format: Digital 2K/ Color
Screen ratio: 1,5:1
Format: 5.1, 24 fps
Original language: Czech
Distribution Czech: CinemArt
Distribution Slovakia: Filmtopia


Original Idea: Zuzana Pokorná
Writer: Eugen Liška
Director: Veronika Lišková
Producers: Kristýna Michálek Květová, Tomáš Michálek
Co-producers: Peter Kerekes, Anna Mach Rumanová, Miljenka Čogelja
Director of Photography: Dušan Husár
Editor: Hedvika Hansalová
Music: Alen & Nenad
Sound: Jakub Jurásek
Line Producer: Jakub Vacík 
Cast: Pavla Beretová, Julie Šoucová, Zuzana Kronerová


Les Arcs Film Festival 2023 | Work in Progress


Czech Film Foundation
Best Unrealized Script 2018 – Main Prize | Eugen Liška

© Cinémotif Films, Kerekesfilm, Pipser 2024