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A New Shift

Jindřich Andrš
Screening time  
19.06. / Saturday, 21:00 - 23:00 Ticket

Tomas has been working underground as a coal miner for 25 years. When the mine has to close due to the general decline of coal mining, he is offered a new career as a computer programmer. He enrols in a state-funded re-education programme, preparing him for one of the most in-demand jobs. Tomas takes up the challenge and gets ready to transform his life radically. But will a forty-something long-haired, subterranean punk rocker who has spent his whole life performing hard physical labour ever fit in with the young and trendy digital crowd?


Jindřich Andrš

Jindřich Andrš was born in 1994. in Prague. He studied film at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), Charles University and Edinburgh Napier. He has received Special Mention Award at IDFF Jihlava 2017 and other awards for his short film The Last Shift of Tomas Hisem (2017). As a producer, he debuted with short film Pripyat Piano (2019). A New Shift (2020) is his latest film.

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A New Shift

Czech Republic
2020, 92'

Directed by:
Jindřich Andrš

Screenplay by:
Jindřich Andrš

Tomáš Frkal

Edited by:
Lukáš Janičík

Šimon Herrmann

Miloš Lochman

Produced by:
Moloko Film

Festivals & Awards:

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2020
DOK Leipzig 2020
Millenium Festival 2020
One World 2020


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