Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

It's Gonna Get Worse

  • Petr Nikolaev /
  • Czech Republic /
  • 2007 /
  • 86 mins

Karel Zídek, Filip Kankovsky, Tereza Hofová, Mirek Skultéty, Perla Kotmelová / Fiction / Czech

Bold, raw, uproarious portrait of youth adrift in 1970s Czechoslovakia.

Petr Nikolaev

Petr Nikolaev was born in 1957 in Prague. He started his career as an assistant in Czechoslovak television, before enrolling at film school. After graduation Nikolaev went to France, where he worked selling ice cream and painting houses. In 1986, he began directing educational films and teaching directing at the ESRA film school in Paris.

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