The Last of the Noblewomen

A comedy about the family, the roods, and about being able to win with the right people seemingly lost battles.

Film adaptation of Czech writer Evžen Boček bestseller “The Last of the Noblewomen” directed by Czech director Jiří Vejdělek (dir. of film Women in Temptation, 2010).

Photo from shooting (from left to right): Yvona Stolařová (Marie Kostka), Hynek Čermák (Frank Kostka), Jiří Vejdělek (movie director) a Tatiana Vilhelmová (Vivien Kostka).

The picturesque story of the Czech-American family of Count František Antonín Kostka of Kostka who learns that his aristocratic forebearers have left him their ancient family seat – the Castle of Kostka.

Frank thus leaves New York with his wife, Vivien, and daughter, Marie, to return to Bohemia and reassume his estate. Unfortunately, the castle is not in any condition to get rich off of – quite the opposite. It requires a big investment that they do not have. Frank and his family thus face the task of saving their family tradition and learning to live with their fortune amid misfortune.

Making it all the more difficult, they have “inherited” not only the castle but also its peculiar warden, hypochondriac repairman, and a cook with a fondness for homemade nut brandy.

AUTHORS & CREW

STORY
Evžen Boček

SCREENPLAY
Tereza Dusová
Jiří Vejdělek

DIRECTOR
Jiří Vejdělek

DIR. OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Vladimír Smutný

SET DESIGNER
Martin Kurel

COSTUMES DESIGNER
Katarína Hollá

MUSIC
Michal Novinski

PRODUCERS
Ondřej Zima a Silvia Michajlova
(Evolution Films, ČR)
Zuzana Mistríková a Ľubica Orechovská
(PubRes, SR)

CAST

Starring

Mr. Frank Kostka
Hynek Čermák

Mrs. Vivien Kostka
Tatiana Vilhelmová

Ms. Marie Kostka
Yvona Stolařová

Mr. Benda, attorney-at-law
Vojtěch Kotek

Ms. Jess
Táňa Pauhofová

Mrs. Tichá, lady of the house
Eliška Balzerová

Mr. Krása, gardener
Pavel Liška

Also starring

Martin Pechlát
Zdeněk Piškula
Zdenka Procházková

and others

ABOUT MOVIE

Est. release: 2019
Genre: Featured/Family/Comedy
Length: 95 min.

Distribution premiere (CZ): October 24th, 2019
Distribution premiere (SK): October 24th, 2019

Country: Czech Republic/Slovakia
Production: Evolution Films (CZ)
Co-producers: PubRes (SK); Czech television (CZ); innogy (CZ)

Original title: Poslední aristokratka
Original language: Czech/Slovak
English subtitles/dubbing: yes/no
Format: 2D DCP

World sales: Evolution Film