Somewhere over the Chemtrails

Kdyby Radši Hořelo

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Standa and Bronya are volunteer firefighters in a small village. While the clumsy Standa is looking forward to the birth of his son soon, his older friend Bronya is no longer enjoying life because his wife has recently died. Things begin to change when a van crashes into a crowd of people during the Easter Fair. Before anyone notices, the driver runs away from the car crash. People believe it is a terrorist attack and the festive mood is replaced by an atmosphere of fear, hatred, and misinformation, into which the locals sink. Bronya, who is convinced of terrorism, is trying to do something to improve the situation. The sense of danger pumps new blood into his veins, and the fire brigade becomes a militia.

Screening Schedule

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Direction: Adam Koloman Rybanský
Script: Adam Koloman Rybanský, Lukáš Csicsely
Cinematography: Matěj Piňos
Editing: Alan Sýs
Sound: Adam Bláha
Actors: Miroslav Krobot, Michal Isteník, Anna Polívková, Vladimír Škultéty, Albert Čuba
Production: Bratři
Producers: Pavel Vácha, Eva Pavlíčková
Co-production: FAMU, Czech Television, MagicLab
Co-producers: Jaroslav Sedláček, Saša Dlouhý, Michal Křeček
Costumes: Ivan Stekla, Eliška Surmová
Production Design: Ivana Kanhäuserová, Antonín Matějovský
Executive producer: Eva Pavlíčková
Make Up: Klára Hubalová, Eva Vrtišková
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Czech Republic
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 85΄
Contact: Pluto Film

Adam Koloman Rybanský

Czech film director and screenwriter Adam Koloman Rybanský was born in 1994 in Hradec Králové. In 2013, he started studying film directing at FAMU in Prague. During his studies, he wrote and directed several short films which were shown at various international film festivals. He was nominated for the best student film at the Czech Lion Awards in 2017 and 2018. In 2021, Rybanský graduated from FAMU with his feature debut Somewhere Over the Chemtrails.


2014 Will We See? We Will See... (short)
2017 Friendly Sport Meeting (short)
2018 Home Sleep Home (short)
2022 Somewhere over the Chemtrails