The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (Vlk z Královských Vinohrad)
“Our life zips by faster than our recollections of it,” stated internationally celebrated Czech director Jan Němec (1936–2016). In his last film, Němec loosely adapts his collection of short, real-life stories spanning the 60s to the present, experienced through the director’s alter ego John Jan, played by Jiří Mádl and Karel Roden in his direct-to-camera narratives about fame, glory, and women. The film journeys back to the controversial 1968 Cannes Film Festival, the Soviet tanks rolling into Prague, and his exile and return. Němec died on the eve of the last day of shooting and the final touches were carried out by the assistant director Tomáš Klein, creative producer Jakub Felcman and editor Josef Krajbich, supported by Němec’s wife, Iva Ruzseláková. The film was nominated for Best Film at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2016.
in Czech with English subtitles