Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Fair Play

Year: 2014
Run Time: 100 minutes

Fair Play
Fair Play
Fair Play
Fair Play
Fair Play
View Trailer

Anna is a young Czechoslovak sprinter who hopes to qualify for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She lives in a modest flat with her mother Irena, herself a former athlete, who has been reduced to cleaning buildings due to her dissident sympathies. Anna is expected to unquestioningly follow the instructions of her coaches at the National Sports Center. But when they start prescribing new steroid injections, Anna rebels, and the coach pressures Irena to keep her daughter on the drugs. Meanwhile, government operatives are trying to force Irena to confess to collaborating with a dissident, insinuating her daughter’s future is at stake. FAIR PLAY captures the controlled fury and incomparable sadness of a woman who gives up her principles, hoping her daughter might escape to a better life. Anna Geislerová and Judit Bárdos are convincing as the mother and daughter who stick together through harsh circumstances, each subversive in her own way. (In Czech with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM -
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:40 PM -
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3:20 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:45 PM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 6:25 PM

Women of the World

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Andrea Sedlácková

Andrea Sedlácková studied screenwriting at Prague Film Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) before emigrating to France in 1989, where she studied editing and directing at La Fémis in Paris. She made several documentaries and TV films for Czech TV.

"Victims and Murderers" (2000), "Seducer" (2002), FAIR PLAY (2014)

Katerina Cerna, Pavel Strnad, Silvia Panaková, Erik Panak, Undine Filter, Thomas Král, Christine Haupt

Andrea Sedlácková

Jan Baset Strítezský

Jakub Hejna

Principal Cast
Anna Geislerová, Judit Bárdos

Film Contact

Community Partners

Cleveland Bratislava Sister Cities

Sokol Greater Cleveland

Questions? >


Check out our extensive CIFF45 FAQs for answers to all your CIFF45 Streams questions.

Donate >


Your donation helps fulfill our mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare



We promise you, it will make a difference!

Give Today