On Your Marks!

(Na značky!)

“One is nothing, unity is everything,” says the anthem of Sokol, a movement that gathers thousands of people every 6 years in Prague to create an impressive mass performance. A human comedy about the society we live in today.

Young gymnast Radek carries the weight of his Sokol brothers on his shoulders in the human pyramid, as well as the pressures of growing up. He’s drowning in maths at school too. But Sokols help each other, so seasoned trainer Mirek tutors Radek. For Mirek, quadratic equations are just a warm-up for a far greater challenge: coordinating arrangements for the International Sokol Festival. The first Sokols are already gathering, and both shy Radek and maverick Mirek, alongside 15,000 other gymnasts and organisers, get caught in a whirlwind of bureaucratic chaos, with events reflecting both the ethos of the Sokol brotherhood and a sizeable part of the Czech temperament.

About the film

Director: Mária Pinčíková
Czech Republic, Slovakia
2021 | 82 min.

Language: Czech

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

Director

Mária Pinčíková

Filmography
2021 - ON YOUR MARKS!
2017 - Chlebíčky - český unikát
2017 - Mocní
2016 - De Luxe

Mária Pinčíková

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