Martin Rysavy

is Czech author, screenwriter and director.He studied biology and screenwriting. He is head of the Department of Screenwriting and Script Editing at FAMU. He has made documentaries with primarily ethnographic themes in Siberia and Vietnam. However, his most significant achievement was his two-volume book Journeys to Siberia (2008) for which he received the Czech literary Magnesia Litera award in the prose category. In the year of 2010, he received a Pavel Koutecky Award for his latest film The Land of Dreams about the community of unemployed Vietnamese workers in the CR.


Malupien, 2008; Baer Islands, 2010; On The Water, 2015; Blind Gulliver, 2016.

Blind Gulliver (16+)

Czech Republic, 2016, colour, 104 min.
Director: Martin Rysavy
One of the most striking contemporary Czech directors Martin Rysavy plays the central role in his new film, "Blind Gulliver". In order to continue in his film director´s career travelling around faraway lands, he must allow a Prague optician to examine and treat his eyesight. The course of the examination and discourse with the optician serves as a framework for the film´s narration which is interrupted by entrées to the Ukraine and Russia.