Heathens is a film based on a theatre play by the tragically deceased Anna Jablonska, which searches for the essence and meaning of faith, of a traditional family and social morality. The existential drama presents a dysfunctional family whose members are unable to meet.
They live ordinary lives without much joy; they hide their discontent, desires and dreams within themselves. Their emotions and feelings remain hidden. When a religious grandmother unexpectedly comes for a visit and decides to stay without asking, it causes a turmoil. The mother, father and their teenage daughter undergo a transformation and miracles begin to happen.
The black and white film also touches upon the issue of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, controlled by the Moscow Patriarchate, which in turn is very often controlled by state power.

  • Olga Dabrowská
  • Olga Dabrowská
  • Iva Kubišová
  • Eva Alner
  • Tomáš Alner
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Distribution Information
  • Olga Dabrowská, Iva Kubišová, Eva and Tomáš Alnerovi
    Country: Czech Republic
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Olga Dabrowská

Olga Dabrowská
She studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at FAMU in Prague, she has contributed to countless television and audiovisual formats across the genres, and she has also written or directed feature films for television. Filmmaking is her favourite field.
She is the author of the idea and co-writer of the screenplay
for the film Samotáři (Loners), she participated on making the films Knoflíkáři, Kanárek, Mňága Happy End, etc., she directed the feature films Kuličky, Tajemství Divadla Sklep, Cena za štěstí. She has taught film scriptwriting and directing at FAMU and she is a member of local and international film juries. Recently she has also been working as a producer.

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