Talks with TGM

Hovory s TGM

It’s the autumn of 1928 and the book of conversations between Karel Čapek and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk is finally complete. Čapek, the writer, tries to locate the president in Topoľčianky castle gardens to offer him part of the royalty for the book, which is to come out on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the republic. The president, however, is not in the mood, as his daughter is strongly against its publishing. As a result, another conversation between the two begins.
The revived history is based on quotes from the book and mutual correspondence. The film dialogue deals with the world and politics while capturing both protagonists’ characters. In the words of the director himself, the film deals with “the fact that emotions can sometimes be more powerful than ideas, even with such exceptional people“.

  • Year:
  • Runtime:
    80 min.
  • Country:
    Czech Republic, Slovakia
  • Director:
    Jakub Červenka
  • Screenplay:
    Pavel Kosatík
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Jan Malíř
  • Music:
    Josef Mašek
  • Editor:
    Martin Palouš
  • Cast:
    Jan Budař, Martin Huba
  • Production:
    Bedna Films, Fantomas Production
  • Sales:
    Bedna Films / Bontonfilm
  • Festivals:
    Ji.hlava (Special Mention)

About the Director:

Jakub Červenka

(1983, Prague, Czechoslovakia) has rich experience in film, advertisement and music video production. In 2015 he produced the feature puppet film The Little Man (Malý Pán). Talks with TGM (Hovory s TGM, 2018) is his directorial feature debut.