LOST HOLIDAY

Czech tourist “Lada” found a suitcase containing 22 rolls of undeveloped photographic film in a dumpster at Swedish airport. He developed the negatives and produced 756 fascinating snapshots of six unknown Chinese tourists. The film crew started to search for those people based on the lost photos in the world where every fourth person is Chinese. At the end of the journey and tracking of the unknown Asian’s footsteps, the story becomes a part of Chinese TV industry machinery viewed by more than 300 million Chinese spectators. This documentary detective story is about travel, photos, and identity in an interconnected world, about the memory and importance of archiving images, and also about Czechs, Europeans, and Chinese.

LENGHT: 84min

FORMAT: 35 mm

STORY, SCREENPLAY, DIRECTOR: Lucie Králová

DOP: Tomáš Stanek (SK), Braňo Pažitka (SK)

CO-PRODUCERS: Martin Řezníček – DOCUfilm PRAHA, Česká televize, FAMU

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Zuzana Chadimova (Richterova)

CINEMA RELEASE: October 2007

WORLD SALES: DOCUfilm Praha-Martin Řezníček

AWARDS (selection): Crystal Globe for the best documentary IFF Karlovy Vary 2007, IFF Banjaluka 2008, IFF Bosnia 2008, Ischia IFF Italy 2008.

www.lostholiday.net

Logos: Ministry of Culture in The Czech Republic, state fund supporting Czech film industry.

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