Some Secrets

A pleasant dark comedy built around a "what shall we do with the ashes?" theme and a series of engaging characters, Alice Nellis' sophomore feature, Some Secrets, "is full of small human moments". It's almost six months since he died and Father's ashes are still in Grandmother's cupboard. All family seems to be over the period of grieving and everybody has his or her own new problems. And Grandmother silently dreams about visiting her hometown in Slovakia at least one more time before she dies. So it's probably no accident that she refuses to bury the ashes of her beloved son at a little Czech town where they all live, but keeps repeating that his last wish was to be buried back at Slovakia where he was born. We meet the whole family at the beginning of their long journey with their Father's ashes. Two family cars set on the road to cross the Czech Republic and fulfill Father's alleged last wish and everybody believes it's going to be just one more boring family trip. But as soon as they leave the town the boring family trip slowly starts to change into probably the most important two days in their lives. Being again together and being taken away from the routine of their everyday life brings up problems and situations they would never think of. Through a series of sometimes comic, sometimes tragic situations the family has to find out that the only way to solve their individual, current problems is to get through with their past. All the little secrets and lies piled in the family history start to fall apart and reveal serious wounds and misunderstandings.
Çek Cumhuriyeti Slovakya

Alice Nellis

Alice Nellis

Ramunas Greicius

Adam Dvorák
Josef Valusiak


Dan Bárta
Igor Bares
Iva Janzurová
Jakub Chrbolka
Nada Kotrsová
Sabina Remundová
Theodora Remundová

Tomás Polák

Best Actress
Best Screenplay Czech Lions o Best New Director San Sebastian o Best Script
Critics' Award
FIPRESCI Award Thessaloniki

9th Festival on Wheels