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Jaroslav Kratochvíl

Czech Republic

Biography

Jaroslav Kratochvíl was born in 1985 in Pilsen. Besides studying political science at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, he also enrolled at the Department of Documentary Film at Prague’s FAMU where he successfully finished his studies in 2012. He is currently a doctoral student there, researching the image of Germans in Czechoslovak documentary film between 1945 and 1968. His student films mostly dealt with historical and political themes and were screened at Czech and international festivals. He has collaborated with the Czech Television on a series mapping Jewish cemeteries in 10 Czech regions as well as on the “Ex-Prime Ministers” series. He recently made his debut film “Long Live Hunting!” exploring the hunters’ passion.

Long Live Hunting!

Lovu zdar! (Orig.) / 2014 / Czech Republic / 66 min

Three real hunters lure viewers on an exotic safari, on their search for trophies, and to their deer stands in the woods. With a brisk polka tempo, the film presents various hunting techniques and the protagonists’ varied personal relationships to hunting...

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The Last Screening of Jiří Korda

Poslední film promítače Jiřího Kordy (Orig.) / 2015 / Czech Republic / 9 min

Current state of the former largest cinema in the Czech republic and its last projectionist.

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