Steam on the River / Pára nad řekou

The story of three extraordinary but aging jazzmen coming from former Czechoslovakia: Laco Deczi now lives in New York, Jan Jankeje in Stuttgart and Lubo Tamškovič used to live in Paris. Laco’s close friend Chris DePino, a musician as well as a politician close to George W. Bush, is attempting to put on a concert of the Czechoslovak Jazz Stars commemorating the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Of course the concert may never be organized… A film about the transience of fame which is fleeting, just like the steam that silently appears and disappears over a flowing river.



Country of Production
Czech Republic, Slovakia

Year of Production

DCP, HDCam, BluRay

83 min

Robert Kirchhoff and Filip Remunda

Hypermarket Film in co-production with atelier.doc and Czech TV

Original Language
English, Slovak


Festivals / Awards

Jihlava IDF 2015
Visions du Réel Nyon 2016
Krakow IFF 2016
FID Marseille IFF 2016
Budapest IDF 2016
ZagrebDox 2017
CinEast FF Luxembourg 2018

Nominated for the Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016
Slovak IGRIC Award for Best Film or Television Documentary 2016