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Remunda Filip

Filip Remunda

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Biography

Filip Remunda was born in 1973 in Prague. In 1990, he graduated from the Secondary School of Electrical Engineering, subject communication technology. After graduation, he spent his time working abroad and traveling.
During his journey to India and Iran, he started shooting his first films on the 8mm camera. Fascinated by amateur film, he signed up for his studies at the Department of Documentary Film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). During his studies, he made several films of great thematic variety, ranging from a reportage from a travel agency trip to visit Czech countrymen living in the forgotten villages in the mountains of Romania, through a portrait of anarchist Hillary and Marxist Chris, Californian musicians who escaped from America to Tábor in Southern Bohemia, to the film narrated by Jaroslav Tříska, amateur filmmaker from Blšany village who decided to make a film “about the smallest village in the world to play first league football.“ The film Village B. was awarded the best documentary at the 2002 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the 2003 FAMU festival, also winning the Don Quijote Award at the 2003 Annual Art Film Fest in Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia, and several other awards at festivals both in Europe and the US. During his studies, he completed a study stay at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School (Jerusalem) and the Zellig Film School (Bolzano). He is the co-founder of the Institute of Documentary Film to support Czech film abroad. Together with his colleague Vít Klusák, he co-founded the Hypermarketfilm production company. Their very first project, a controversial documentary about a fictitious supermarket Czech Dream, already raised great attention. Their upcoming feature-length project Czech Peace deals with the Czech public response to Czech Republic’s becoming part of the anti-ballistic missile defense system. The film was awarded the annual prize of Czech Film Critics for the best documentary film. Famous American director Michael Moore personally presented Czech Peace at Traverse City Film Festival in 2010.


Filmography:

Hilary a Chris na cestě – studentský film (16’, ČR, 2001)
A Will to Dance - co-director with Joshua Faudem (56', ČR, 2001)
Obec B. (33´, ČR, 2002)
Den poezie (20, ČR, 2002)
A.B.C.D.T.O.P.O.L. (78´, ČR, 2002)
Český sen (90´, ČR, 2004)
Setkat se s filmem (55´, ČR, 2006)
Pulec, králík a Duch svatý (26´, ČR, 2007)
Vánoce v Bosně (28´, ČR, 2008)
Český mír (108´, ČR, 2010)
Epochální výlet pana Třísky do Ruska (57´, ČR, 2010)
24 (52´, ČR, 2011)
Český žurnál: Svobodu pro Smetanu (52‘, ČR, 2012)
Český žurnál: Život a smrt v Tanvaldu (52‘, ČR, 2013)
Český žurnál: Spřízněni přímou volbou(52‘, ČR, 2013)
Český žurnál: Obnažený národ (52‘, ČR, 2014)
Boží mlýny na prodej (30‘, ČR, 2014)

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A Will to Dance

Touha tančit (Orig.) / 2001 / Czech Republic / 56 min

A Will to Dance is a story about Margit, an elderly Jewish lady from Prague, who reconstructs her life story for the first time in front of her daughter and granddaughter... Watch for free!

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A.B.C.D.T.O.P.O.L.

A.B.C.D.T.O.P.O.L. (Orig.) / 2002 / Czech Republic / 78 min

A portrait of Jáchym Topol, a poet and a novelist... Watch for free!

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Czech Dream

Český sen (Orig.) / 2004 / Czech Republic / 93 min

Prague, Czech Republic, 31 May, 2003 - its a few minutes before 10 a.m. and there are more than 3000 people jostling on a remote parking place...

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Czech Peace

Český mír (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 89 min

The film covers the hot-blooded dispute over a U.S. military base, as part of the National Missile Defense Program, which was planned for construction in the woods surrounding Brdy Military Area...

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Home Master Class - Filip Remunda

Home Master Class - Filip Remunda (Orig.) / 2012 / Czech Republic / 66 min

The first filmmaker to be introduced in the series of lectures - Home Master Classes - by leading European filmmakers is Filip Remunda, co-director of provocative films Czech Dream and Czech Peace. The lecture accompanied by selected film previews was recorded at the directors’ homes and studios is available for free stream.

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Merry Christmas, Bosnia!

Vánoce v Bosně (Orig.) / 2008 / Czech Republic / 26 min

The war report on a Christmas concert of local pop stars for Bosnian soldiers.

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Mr Triskas Epoch Making Trip To Russia

Epochální výlet pana Třísky do Ruska (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 57 min

Few years ago teacher Jaroslav Tříska found his grandfather's legionary diary. His grandfather spent several years in a Russian captivity during the First World War...Watch for free!

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Never Filmed Film

Nikdy nenatočený film (Orig.) / 2008 / Czech Republic / 20 min

A trailer for a planned documentary "My boss is a Jewish carpenter" was made by Czech director Filip Remunda for a New Yorker producer...Watch for free!

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The Good Driver Smetana

Dobrý řidič Smetana (Orig.) / 2013 / Czech Republic / 77 min

Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda’s feature-length documentary about Olomouc bus driver Roman Smetana, who took on injustice, corruption, and Czech politics’ bad taste armed with a permanent marker. On election posters, Smetana drew antennae on politicians’ heads and wrote that they were liars, thieves, and corruptionists. One of his colleagues turned him in.

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The Tadpole, the Rabbit and the Holy Ghost

Pulec, králík a duch svatý (Orig.) / 2007 / Czech Republic / 26 min

For four years, the orthodox priest Libor Halík has been singing psalms aloud outside the maternity hospital in Brno. This is his everyday protest against abortions. Watch for free!

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To Meet the Film

Setkat se s filmem (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 53 min

A documentary film about the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival...Watch for free!

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Village B.

Obec B. (Orig.) / 2002 / Czech Republic / 30 min

Blšany, the smallest community in the world with a first league soccer team...Watch for free!

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