Central Bus Station

Only recently, Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station was still the largest in the world. But this oversized space serves more than its original purpose to bring in masses of people who, confused by its complicated interior design, succumb to shopping fever. Over time this concrete monster, which won’t be easy to tear down, has become a temporary refuge for people on the margins of society – refugees, criminals, prostitutes. Like its main protagonist, the tourist guide Yonatan, the film’s director is fascinated by one of the wonders of the world of redundancy and the microcosm of the people who live here. (Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Tomáš Elšík
Tomáš Elšík (b. 1986) originally graduated from FAMO in Písek and later studied editing at FAMU. His medium-length documentary “Message from Dement” (2012) about the punk and anti-fascist scene in São Paulo won an award at FAMUfest. He has also worked as an editor on several film and television projects, including director Kristina Nedvědová’s upcoming film “Snowing!”.

Film Selection: Central Bus Station (2018, doc) - Message from Dement (2018, medium-length doc)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2019
Tomáš Elšík
Czech Republic 2018
75 minutes
English / Hebrew
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Tomáš Elšík
Cinematography Ondřej Belica, Tomáš Elšík
Editing Mariana Kozáková
Sound/Sounddesign Dominik Dolejší
Music Dominik Dolejší, Simeon Hudec
Producer(s) Jitka Kotrlová, Ondřej Šejnoha, Petr Novák, Michal Mocňák
Frame Films, R.U.R., Studio FAMU, Studio Bystrouška
World Sales
Frame Films
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
Austrian Premiere