a short documentary with comedy elements, produced at FAMU, the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague



FAMUFEST 36 (2020):

"Best Documentary under 15 minutes"



Chuhei Iwasaki is a Prague-based conductor of numerous prestigious orchestras in the Czech Republic. René Kmet is a student of film directing and has always admired the immediacy of gestures and commands with which conductors can guide and lead their orchestras. Hence, René embarks on a crash course in conducting under Chuhei's mentorship, in the hope of being able to take away a useful lesson for his film directing. The result is an insightful, poetic and humorous portrait of a frequently misunderstood profession.



Official selection:


- World Premiere at the 23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (CZ)

- Kulturnacht Burgdorf 2019 (CH)


written, directed and edited by: René Kmet


Production Manager: Daria Vlasenko
Director of Photography: Josef Kader Agha
Sound: Joséphine Plat, Paloma Bercovich, George Cremaschi