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Martin_Dusek

Martin Dušek

Czech Republic

Biography

Martin Dušek (b. 1978, Česká Lípa, Czechoslovakia) studied TV journalism at Charles University in Prague, and documentary filmmaking at FAMU. His feature-length documentary debut A Town Called Hermitage (2007, co-dir. Ondřej Provazník) was named Best Czech Documentary at the Jihlava IDFF and was later shown at the IFF in Göteborg. Coal in the Soul (2010, co-dir. Ondřej Provazník) was shown in competition at Israel’s DocAviv festival. Last year, Dušek filmed The Resounded Village, about the descendants of Lidice survivors, and The Analogs, which focused on the illusion associated with working in TV, particularly under the totalitarian regime. The visually appealing Into the Clouds We Gaze follows a group of unemployed youth in northern Bohemia who escape from the everyday routine through their passion for car tuning. Dušek and Provazník are currently working on their feature debut Old Men. (kviff.com)


Filmography:
2005 Dokumentálové (student film)
2007 A Town Called Hermitage
2009 Vikingové z Brna (TV film)
2010 Coal in the Soul (TV film)
2011 Mein kroj (TV film)
2012 Ve znamení psa (TV film)
2013 Český žurnál (TV series)
2013 Český žurnál: The Resounded Village (TV film)
2013
The Analogs

2014 Czechtuning: Into the Clouds We Gaze*

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Coal in the Soul

Ženy SHR (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 57 min

A documentary portrait of two women playing a very personal game with the fate of Horni Jiretin, a town endangered by the coal-mining industry.

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Into the Clouds We Gaze

K oblakům vzhlížíme (Orig.) / 2014 / Czech Republic / 66 min

A melancholy portrait of a fan of auto tuning, who – when not behind the wheel of his home-tuned but slowly decaying car – stumbles aimlessly through life. An exploration of the main protagonist’s barren landscape of relationships and of the barrenness of northern Bohemia, where the story takes place...

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From October 25 to 30, the 20th edition of the largest celebration of documentary film in Central and Eastern Europe is held in Jihlava, Czech Republic. Until November 6, the festival continues online at DAFilms.com.

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