Figurant

a film by Jan Vejnar

Synopsis
A man follows a group of workers coming for daywork in an industrial area. Soon, he’s stripped from his clothes and identity, dressed in a military uniform and armed. His determination not to fall behind the others is then tested by a series of unsettling events.

Jan Vejnar
Jan Vejnar was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic. He studied directing and screenwriting at Film Academy of Miroslav Ondřícek in Písek (FAMO), where he made several shorts that were screened and awarded at festivals home and abroad. During his studies he directed one episode for Czech Television period drama miniseries Čapek’s Pockets and followed with period docudrama Tale of the Stone about the baroque sculptors of East Bohemia. Before graduating he had started working with director/producer David Ondříček and his production company Lucky Man Films as a commercial director. His first spot Godzillafor Aero Cinema won Zlatý Louskáček Commercial Award. Jan also wrote a story for Ondříček‘s upcoming historical sports drama Zátopek. Because he likes to explore various mediums and narrative forms, he recently extended his experience by writing and directing two radio plays for Czech Radio. He’s currently developing the feature Entangled in War. Figurant is his first short film outside of his cinema studies.

Awards and Festivals
Price SACD of the screenplay - Paris Court Devant (France)

Festivals
Asiana International Short Film Festival of Seoul - AISFF (Korea) - in competition
Film Festival of Cinema du Grain à Démoudre (France) - out of competition
Festival du film Court de Villeurbanne (France) - in competition
Paris Courts Devant (France) - in competition
Rencontres Cinématoghraphiques de Cannes - in competition
Festival Curta Cinema (Brazil) - in competition
International Short Film Festival Zubroffka (Poland) - in competition
Kufstein Short Film Festival (Austria) - in competition
Savona International Film Event (Italy) - in competition
International Usak Winged Seahorse Short Film Festival (Turkey) - en compétition

Crew

Cast : Denis Lavant, Michal Kern, Jirí Kocman, Michael Drahos,
Filip Chuld, Andrej Polák
Directed by : Jan Vejnar
Written by : Jan Vejnar
Cinematography : Simon Dvoráček
Sound : Rémi Durel
Production : Olivier Berlemont, Emilie Dubois (Origine Films), Kamila
Dohnalová (Silk Films)
Make up : Sarah Pariset, Wilfried Pirrin, Olga Bartakovičová
Costumes : Helena Tavelová
Production Design : Pavel Svoboda
Editor : Jakub Vansa
Music : Jan Vysocky
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