Damián Vondrášek


Czech Republic

Damián Vondrášek studies directing at Prague’s FAMU. His first short TOGETHER (2015) took the best director award at Famufest. IMPRISONED (2016) was selected to San Sebastian and Karlovy Vary, also nominated for the best student film at Czech Lion Awards. FRONTIER (2020) premiered at Trieste and got two nominations at Czech Lion Awards. His upcoming short RITES is in development.



Elementary school teacher Eva (30) is at crossroads. Her husband Robert is pushing her into having a child, but Eva feels insecure. She lacks something in her life and becoming a mother doesn’t seem like an ultimate solution. Her friend introduces her to a spiritual leader Kaia, finally someone who is sensitive to her doubts and needs. Kaia offers her a spiritual path that comes into conflict with Robert, who takes Kaia as a charlatan. But when he starts to oppose her, Eva leaves for the countryside and joins Kaia’s community. Robert has to swallow his pride and pretend to become Kaia’s follower in order to bring Eva home.

GODDESS is a story about a married couple who falls into a cult and about their intricate way out.