CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Diego is a mechanic who occasionally spies on the town's community of trans women when they get together to play volleyball. One day he catches Pedro, his workshop assistant, doing the same. As the two men grow closer, they begin to give in to exploring new sensations together, but an unexpected event will affect their forbidden bond.

  • Dennis Perinango
    Director
  • Dennis Perinango
    Writer
  • Jorge G. Castañeda
    Producer
  • Micaela Cajahuaringa
    Cinematography
  • Sandra Fernández del Río
    Art Direction
  • David Romero Napurí
    Sound
  • Laly Indacochea
    Film Editing
  • Ali Cabanillas
    Key Cast
    "Diego"
  • Víctor Contreras
    Key Cast
    "Pedro"
  • Marco Antonio Miranda
    Key Cast
    "Juana"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    CHECOSLOVAQUIA
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Peru
  • Country of Filming:
    Peru
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • BFI London Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 12, 2022
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FIC Monterrey
    Monterrey
    Mexico
    August 20, 2022
    Mexican Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Chicago Latino Film Festival
    Chicago
    United States
    April 23, 2022
    United States Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    May 28, 2022
    Canada Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FIC Viña
    Viña del Mar
    Chile
    November 17, 2022
    Chilean Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Bogoshorts
    Bogotá
    Colombia
    December 8, 2022
    Colombian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • OutFest Peru
    Lima
    Peru
    July 10, 2022
    Peru Premiere
    Winner Best Peruvian Short Film
  • LesGaiCine Madrid
    Madrid
    Spain
    November 10, 2022
    Spain Premiere
    Official Selection
  • San Franciso Latino Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    October 14, 2022
    California Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cine de Lima Filmocorto
    Lima
    Peru
    August 5, 2022
    Peruvian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    August 26, 2022
    Asian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    September 3, 2022
    Canada Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cinéma Péruvien de Paris
    Paris
    France
    April 18, 2023
    France Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cine de Trujillo
    Trujillo
    Peru
    October 14, 2022
    Trujillo Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cine Peruano de Madrid
    Madrid
    Spain
    June 20, 2023
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • NQV Media
    Distributor
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dennis Perinango

DENNIS PERINANGO with a Master's Degree in Production and Fiction & TV Filmmaking from the Ramon Llull University (Spain) and a Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Barcelona (Spain). He has directed the short films: "Checoslovaquia", winner of the Short Film Production Fund of the Ministry of Culture of Peru in 2018; “Lorenzo”, selected for the Talent Campus of Buenos Aires in 2016 and “Lima” selected for the Mecal Chile Festival in 2013. He has also participated in various audiovisual projects for television and advertising both in Peru and Spain.

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Director Statement

Czechoslovakia evokes my childhood in Peru, which was linked to a little town’s life and therefore to all the incomprehension that comes with being a boy with a dissident sexual identity in a peruvian provincial environment. It was in this context that volleyball championships unintentionally became a kind of approach to my own nature. And it was during those games that I first heard the name of Czechoslovakia, that former communist country that captured my attention, above the well-known soccer teams with which every male should identify. Many years later, already in my adulthood and with an sexual identity fully assumed, I was finally able to get to know the old Czechoslovakia of my childhood. As I walked the streets of Bratislava, the capital of present-day Slovakia, this movie began to come to life and I felt the need to write this story of repression and pain while walking near the bank of the Danube River.