Private Project

Finding the Man of Sorrows

A detective story in documentary form about the search for a painting's unknown author unfolds into a story full of twists and turns. During unrelated research, Štěpán Vácha, an art historian, visited the Břevnov monastery and walked through the tour route. One painting caught his interest more than others. The description next to it read "unknown author." But one name immediately crossed Štěpán's mind - that of Hans von Aachen, court painter of Emperor Rudolf II. Is his assumption correct? Will he be able to prove the authorship of the painting? And what will technological research reveal? A thrilling documentary about the fact that there is still so much to discover.

  • Amálie Kovářová
  • Amálie Kovářová, Štěpán Vácha
  • The Czech Academy of Sciences / Centre of Administration and Operations
  • Václav Špaček
  • Daniela Uhrová
    Production Manager
  • Štěpán Vácha, Adam Pokorný
    Scientific Collaboration
  • Anton Evdoshenko
  • Amálie Kovářová
  • Ivan Acher
  • Tomáš Kopecký, Jáchym Kovář
  • Jára Fryš
    Sound Postproduction
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Hledání Bolestného Krista
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
  • Language:
    Czech, English
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Distribution Information
  • Centre of Administration and Operations of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Daniela Uhrová
    Country: Czech Republic
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Amálie Kovářová

Amálie Kovářová (1992)

Phone: +420723907413

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Work experience
> Finding the Man of Sorrows ( - 2021), Director
Short documentary for Czech Science Academy

> Scout ( - 2021), Director
TV show for kids

> Hope for Czechia (May 2019 - Sept 2019), Director
About: Short independent movie about the biggest protests in Czech republic
agains Czech PM Andrej BabišAchievements: Second place in the competition
My Street Films, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

> TGM (Jan 2018 - Sept 2018), Author
About: Comic book about first democratic president in Czechoslovakia -
"father" of the Czechs

> Czech Science Academy (Apr 2017 - present), Director
About: Short documentary movies, youtube channel Scout, short videos and
commercials for festivals and other events

> The Magic Quill - behind the scenes (Aug 2017 - Sept 2018), Director
About: Behind the scene of Czech fairytale feature film in production of
Punk Film, in coproduction with Czech National TelevisionResponsibilities:
Documentary directing, camera, editing

> Rhinoceros (Sep 2015 - Oct 2016), Director
About: Bachelor film in coproduction with National Czech Television -
winner of the student film development competitionAchievements: River Film
Festival (IT), Stockholm Independent Film Festival (SW), ARFF Film Festival
(NE), Start Film Festival (CZ)

> Every Second (Sep 2014 - Oct 2015), Director
About: Student film in coproduction with Film Talent Zlín program - winner
of the short film development competitionAchievements: Ca’foscari short
film festival (IT), Short film corner - Festival de Cannes (FR), Neisse
film festival 2016 (DE), Opavský páv (CZ) - audience award, Filmovy
festival Trencianske (SK), International Zlín Film Festival (CZ)

> Slavonicefest (2014 - 2017), Head of student films parade
About: Czech festival Slavonicefest www.slavonicefest.czResponsibilities:
Selection of student films, selection of jury members, organisation and
supervision of the whole student film competition

> BA in Directing (2013 - 2016), Filmová Akademie Miroslava Ondříčka v Písku (FILM ACADEMY OF MIROSLAV ONDŘÍČEK)
Key modules: Directing Fiction, Directing Documentary, Sound, Journalism,
History of Film, Editing

> Multimedia in Economy (2011 - 2013), University of Economy in Prague
Key modules: Photography, Graphic Design, Audio-Visual Content, Project
Management, Marketing

Young directors competition - finalist 2019NFTS Short film course -
Directing Comedy 2017Futurelearn - Explore filmmaking by NFTS 6 week online
course 2017Erasmus in Czech Center London - Internship as videomaker -
Autumn 2016Czech TV Young Film competiton - Honorable Mention - 2015PR
Agency Amicommunication - Internship - 2013Project Management Course - O2
Think Big 2012
Marketing competition in DOX gallery - Honorable Mention -