{{ mainName }}

{{ newsTitle }} {{ newsVisible ? '✦' : '✧'}}

    • New Talents Open Call
      Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF) began in The Netherlands in 2008 with the idea to offer Dutch and international audiences a unique glimpse into the cinema of their neighbors from Eastern and Southern Europe. This annual event presents the most recent, exciting, and thought‐provoking films, from countries with small, but often powerful film industries, that… Read more: New Talents Open Call
    • ENFF 2023 On Demand!
      Unable To attend the festival in person? No problem! From November 27th to December 3rd, we’re thrilled to bring you a curated selection of this year’s films available for online viewing! Catch our captivating Opening Film Ivan’s Land, or the touching Closing Film Seventh Heaven. Or explore a collection of shorts from the New Talents Competition! Follow along… Read more: ENFF 2023 On Demand!
    • What’s up in Slovak Cinema? A conversation with Monika Lostakova
      We talked with Monika Lošťáková about contemporary Slovak cinema.
    • ENFF and the Eastern European Film Festival Network!
      The Eastern European Film Festival Network brings together five film festivals dedicated to promoting and showcasing Eastern European cinema, alongside one partner organisation.
    • Masterclasses
      Through these masterclasses we approach two memory in film from different angles: memories from a personal or collective recollection through archive material.
    • Work in Progress
      In Work in Progress, emerging filmmakers and artists will present their works in development to the audience and engage in discussions with Dutch experts.
    • Festival Timetable Available!
    • Check out the catalogue for our 2023 edition!
    • Music at ENFF
      Every year, ENFF brings special musical guests who bring beauty to the program and further represent the rich cultures of their countries to a Dutch audience.
    • Film Marathon
      Join us for the Film Marathon, a new concept in which we merge two components, Short Films, Big Stories, and New Talents Competition into a whole-day screening of short films!

The Last Day of Patriarchy

Brilliantly directed short comedy that questions if all men’s dying wishes should be granted.


Nina is pregnant by Jakub. Today, he introduces her to his family. They’re all gathered in the hospital at the bedside of his grandfather. Just as the young lady tries to put on a brave face, she is faced with the surprising reaction of the dying relative: he wants to see her breasts. This awkward situation sparks a family debate to which she is not invited – should the patriarch’s last wish be fulfilled? The director draws us into the moral dilemma. 


Czech Republic, Slovenia, France | 2021 | 16 min

DIRECTOR: Olmo Omerzu

PRODUCTION: Rok Bicek – Cvinger Film, Jiri Konecny – Endorfilm; Melocoton Films, Ceska Televize

CAST: Jelena Juklova, Eliska Krenkova, Tatjana Medvecka, Lukas Melnik

SCREENPLAY: Petr Pycha, Olmo Omerzu


EDITING: Jana Vlckova

SCREENPLAY: Saturday 26 November / 17:45 hours / Zaal 6

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Only The Best Film Awards, USA 2021 – Best Drama Film | Ljubljana International Film Festival, 2021 – Best Short Film | The Hague Global Cinema Festival – Special Jury Award | Friss Hus International Short Film Festival, Budapest 2022 – Audience Award

Director’s bio

Slovenian born Olmo made his first steps in film making during his studies at FAMU film school in Prague about 10 years ago. His first two films premiered at no less than Berlinale and San Sebastian film festivals, while his third feature, Winter Flies, landed him the best director award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2018, 6x wins at Czech Lions film awards, and a selection at Toronto IFF 2018. Olmo’s films explore human nature and family relationships, and people trapped in their own expectations of themselves. Olmo brings his unique cinematographic eye and mind set into the commercial world, and we’re very excited about his first steps in this field.