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March to May

January 12, 2023


March to May

march to may

March to May

Fiction | 1st feature

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An intimate observation of a regular family, where the parents in their late 40s’, with three teenage children, hear the unexpected news of the mother’s pregnancy


Mother Romana (48) and father Paľko (50) are living in an old village house with their three teenage children. The news about the mother’s unexpected pregnancy will change completely the long-established ruts of family life. The parents, with reasonable fear but
courage, decide to accept the coming of another child even at an advanced age.

The thought of a new sibling subtly permeates the everyday life of the family and affects every single member. This happens while the youngest Eliáš (14) is out skateboarding, meeting his first love. The middle one, Alžbeta (16) is having dilemmas on what to do with her first earned money. And while the eldest, Miša (19) is already one foot away from her parents’ house. An intimate observation of a functioning family, which proves that more than drama there is life going on.

Director’s Profile

Martin Pavol Repka, born in Slovakia in 1995, graduated in 2020
from the Department of Directing at FAMU in Prague.

In his student films, he mainly dealt with the theme of family and friendship. His bachelor mid-length film Reaching River Distance (2021) was presented at the ELBE DOCK IFF and nominated for the Czech Directors Association Award. The short film Dad, which he co-directed with the Ukrainian director Myra Klochko, competed at the 43rd Manaki Brothers IFF and was shown at the Ji.hlava IDFF. He presented his debut feature film March to May at the Czech Film
Springboard pitching forum and completed the First Cut Lab workshop at the 57th Karlovy Vary IFF.
Director’s previous work:
Reaching River Distance (2021, fiction short)

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Sun Will Not Harm You By Day (2018, documentary short)

Company Profile

Perfilm is an independent production company based in Prague,
Czech Republic, founded in 2018 by producer Tomáš Pertold. Perfilm focuses on films with a strong creative value and  international outreach, both fiction and documentary, as well as experimental films. The company has produced several successful short films such as Eighth Day by Petr Pylypčuk (Festival de Cannes – La Cinef), Paradise on Earth to See by Vojtěch Novotný (Premiers Plans FF, PÖFF Shorts, Trieste FF) or Can You Still Feel The Butterflies? by Radek Brousil (Oberhausen ISFF).
If I Ever Lose My Eyes, a feature experimental documentary by
Lea Petříková premiered in 2023 at Ji.hlava IDFF in the Czech
Joy competition. Perfilm is developing two fiction feature debuts:
God Break Down the Door by Vojtěch Novotný (Midpoint Feature
Launch 2023) and In Good Faith by Anna Wowra (Les Arcs Talent
Village 2023). Also, a promising feature debut by Martin Pavol Repka March to May (First Cut+) is currently in postproduction.