I’m Not Everything I Want To Be

Cannes Docs

Project curated by: Ji.hlava

I’m Not Everything I Want To Be

Original title: Ještě nejsem, kým chci být

Directed by: Klára Tasovská

Produced by: Lukáš Kokeš (Somatic Films s.r.o., Czech Republic)

Country of production: Czech Republic, Slovakia

Runtime: 80'

Expected release: February 2023

Production stage: Development

Budget: €181,626

Budget in place: 63%

Looking for: Funding, Pre-buys, Sales Agent


Libuše has been capturing her “rock-n-roll” life full of twists and turns in thousands of pictures and autoportraits. Yet the sudden photographic success after 53 years of work has not helped her to see her real self in the mirror. She is still searching for herself, the place where she belongs, as she goes through piles of negatives and diaries while working on a new book.

Director’s profile:

Klára Tasovská graduated from New Media department at Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and from Documentary Film department at FAMU in Prague. Her mid-length documentary essay Midnight (2010) was screened at several international fi lm festivals (Ji.hlava IDFF – Special Jury Mention, Visions du Reél Nyon, EMAF Osnabrück – Newcomer Award etc.). Her feature-length debut Fortress (2012) directed together with Lukáš Kokeš was awarded Best Czech documentary at Ji.hlava IDFF 2012, it competed at CPH:DOX 2012 among other European festivals and was nominated for LUX Prize 2013. Klára worked for Czech/Slovak office of HBO Europe as consultant for documentary films development. Her last film Nothing Like Before co-directed by Lukáš Kokeš premiered at IDFA’s First Appearance Competition 2017.

Producer’s profile:

Lukáš Kokeš studied at Film Studies department at Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague and at the Documentary department at FAMU in Prague. He works as cinematographer and editor on his own projects as well as in collaboration with other directors. This was also the case of feature film Fortress (Best Czech Documentary award at Ji.hlava IDFF 2012, LUX Prize nominee, etc.), which he made together with Klára Tasovská as co-director, cinematographer and co-editor, and Nothing Like Before (2017, IDFA First Appearance Competition 2017) as co-director and cinematographer. He collaborated on development of original drama series Wasteland (2016) produced by HBO Europe. He teaches dramaturgy at FAMU in Prague. With Klára Tasovská he is co-founder of Somatic Films production company.