You are sure to remember the student of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM) Marie Urbánková. Her short film The Concrete Jungle had its world premiere at the prestigious French short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand in 2019 and was included in the project Three Voices.

These days Marie is carefully frame by frame putting together her new film Mum Is Always Right. „The subject of my film should be „the biggest nonsense“ told to young children. When I was considering what to devote my diploma work to, I wanted to chose something very simple yet entertaining. I was very much inspired by the film Enough by Anna Mantzaris. I admire its utter simplicity and wit,“ explains the director

The film follows several households of mothers and their children. Grotesquely absurd stories are based on the most common phrases told to children, for whom though in their thinking they are completely plausible reality.

„Many of us carry up to the present day such small traumas of childhood. A friend of mine, whose Mum told her she must not pee in the sea, or else it will burn her, today at the age of 26 doesn’t dare to pee in the sea even though she knows it is nonsense. I wondered how many nonsense things of this kind exist. I did a little survey of my friends and found hundreds,“  says Marie Urbánková.


The film was financially supported by Czech Film Fund and it should be finished in 2022.


| Photogallery from shooting