The Candidate is a cynical black humored thriller situated in Slovakia during a presidential campaign. Created on the basis of a novel written by Maroš Hečko and Michal Havran it follows a manipulatory game of producing a president of a country out of Mr Nobody. The campaign and a dangerous game is perceived through eyes of two snoops, who are hired to tap and record Adam Lambert, a conjurer of a local advertising world. The Candidate is a witty political farce, indirectly depicting wide malignancies of a post-communist society instantly transformed into a money-ruled, rightist one.
National Camera Awards – Camera 2013 -Tomáš Juríček
National Film Awards 2014 – “Slnko v Sieti ” – Best Camera
National Film Awards 2014 – “Slnko v Sieti ” – Best Editor
RAINBOW MARBLE – Best marketing campaign in V4 countries
MECEFF – THE CENTRAL EUOPEAN FILM FESTIVAL – The Best Director Award for Jonáš Karásek
Igric 2014- National awards – Best Camera for Tomáš Juríček
Screening in COTTBUS film festival – in selection- National Hits