Bucheon Choice: Features

Restore Point

Robert HLOZ|Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia|2023|111min |World Premiere |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
237 6/30  20:00 - 21:51 CGV Sopung 10 15 GV
628 7/4  17:00 - 18:51 CGV Sopung 9 15
237 6/30  20:00 - 21:51CGV Sopung 10
15  GV
628 7/4  17:00 - 18:51CGV Sopung 9
15

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Program Note

It’s 2041 and the gaps in social and economic inequality have left the world on the brink. A breakthrough in science has given humanity the ability to bring victims of a violent crime back to life by backing up their brain every 2 days. This allows an ambitious, young detective the opportunity to solve a case of a murdered couple when the restoration team is able to bring one of them back.

Program Note

Set in crime-ridden Prague in the year 2041, Restore Point portrays a series of murder cases related to the “Restore Point technology”, which recreates the lives of people who died in ways other than natural causes. Young and determined detective, Emma, is assigned to the case, and as she delves into the investigation, she gets closer to unraveling the conspiracy surrounding the Restoration Project.
This ambitious film captures the current trend of genre films in the Czech film industry. With the backdrop of a transformed Prague, depicted as a cold and metallic space, Restore Point skillfully combines the plot and action of a crime noir with imaginative science fiction elements, demonstrating a directorial prowess that exceeds expectations for a debut film. Directed by Robert Hloz, who studied at the Hanyang University Department of Film in Korea and FMK UTB in Zlín, Restore Point was selected as a project in the 2017 BIFAN NAFF It Project, showcasing his talent and potential. (Jin PARK)

Director

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Robert HLOZ

Robert HLOZ is a Prague-based filmmaker known for his award-winning short films. His film The Mill won the Kodak Student Gold Award in 2011. Another film, Numbers, received nominations and awards, including the Best Short Film of the Visegrad countries and the special jury prize at the Dresden Film Festival. Hloz's other notable works include Liars, which received recognition at iShorts 2015, and Crumbs, which won an award at the Cannes Festival in 2020. His debut feature film, Restore Point, a sci-fi thriller set in Eastern Europe, has garnered acclaim and will be screened in BIFAN 2023 as World Premiere.

Credit

Producer Jan KALLISTA
Screenplay Tomislav ČEČKA, Zdeněk JECELÍN, Robert HLOZ
Cinematographer Filip MAREK
Editor Jaroslaw KAMINSKI
Sound Samuel JURKOVIČ, Lukáš UJČÍK
Music Jan ŠLÉŠKA
Production Design Ondřej LIPENSKÝ
Cast Matěj HÁDEK, Andrea MOHYLOVÁ, Milan ONDRÍK