I’m Not Everything I Want to Be

A film by

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria / 90' / 02/2024 / documentary

After the Soviet invasion of Prague, a young female photographer strives to break free from the constraints of Czechoslovak normalization and embarks on a wild journey towards freedom, capturing her experiences on thousands of subjective photographs.

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Klára Tasovská

Biography

Klára Tasovská graduated from the New Media Department at the Academy of Fine Arts and the Documentary Film Department at FAMU in Prague. Her mid-length documentary essay Midnight (2010) was screened at several international film festivals (Ji.hlava IDFF – Special Jury Mention, Visions du Reél Nyon, EMAF Osnabrück – Newcomer Award, etc.). Her feature-length debut Fortress (2012), directed together with Lukáš Kokeš, was awarded Best Czech Documentary at Ji.hlava IDFF 2012. It also competed at CPH:DOX 2012 among other European festivals and was nominated for the LUX Prize 2013. Her last film Nothing Like Before (2017), co-directed by Lukáš Kokeš, premiered at IDFA’s First Appearance Competition 2017.

Filmography

  • Midnight – 2010 – mid-length documentary
  • Fortress – 2012 – feature documentary
  • Gottland – 2014 – short film (part of omnibus film)
  • Nothing Like Before – 2017 – feature documentary
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Crew

Director: Klára Tasovská
Screenplay: Klára Tasovská , Alexander Kashcheev
Producers: Lukáš Kokeš, Klára Tasovská
Co-producers: Jakub Viktorín, Ralph Wieser
Photographs: Libuše Jarcovjáková
Additional cinematography: Radka Šišuláková
Sound Design: Alexander Kashcheev, Michaela Patríková
Editor: Alexander Kashcheev
Music: Oliver Torr, Prokop Korb / badfocus, Adam Matej

Festivals

  • Berlinale, Germany (15 – 25 February, 2024)
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Dialogue list English and German: Click here

Trailer: Click here

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