Scene from the film Black Cake
Scene from the film Black Cake
Scene from the film Black Cake

Black Cake

  • Czech Republic
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At family celebrations the conversation can go on for hours without anyone saying anything important. The party atmosphere in this case appears to be made up of a series of standard expressions and stock phrases, namely small-talk waffle that replaces any kind of sincere human interaction. Everyone sitting round the table seems to be following a script, and any deviation is unacceptable. But this is what the heroine of this graduation film is trying to accomplish and, in doing so, she may find the courage to bring a family secret into the open. A black-humoured drama about the important things that life’s banalities prevent us from ever saying. KVIFF


  • Original title
    Černý dort
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Kristína Májová (Dufková), Johana Ožvold
  • DOP
    Šimon Dvořáček
  • Editing
    Adam Patyk
  • Music
    Martin Ožvold, Johana Ožvold
  • Sound
    Jan Richtr
  • Duration
    25 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Famufest 2016
    • Karlovy Vary IFF 2017
  • Awards
    • Famufest 2016 - best film and best director is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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