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jan rendl

Jan Rendl

Czech Republic

Biography

Jan Rendl is a Czech documentary film director, graduate from Documentary Film Department at FAMU, Prague. Born on 14 May 1977 in Prague. Studied philosophy and teology (2005-2008), journalism (2005- 2008) and documentary film at FAMU.


Filmography:
Making of T.M.A. (student film, Czech Republic, 2009)
Zpověď/The Confession (14', Czech Republic, 2010)
Zkušenost exorcisty/Experience of Exorcist (17', Czech Republic, 2011)
Nebe v podzemí (52', Czech Republic, 2013)
Sofie (30', Czech Republic, 2014)
Love at the Monastery (40', Czech Republic, 2015)

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Experience of an Exorcist

Zkušenost exorcisty (Orig.) / 2011 / Czech Republic / 17 min

The film is a monolog in which Catholic priest Vojtěch Kodet recounts his experiences with souls in the clutches of evil forces...

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Heaven Underground

Nebe v podzemí (Orig.) / 2013 / Czech Republic / 52 min

A film about Prague’s secret church during the totalitarian regime and after the revolution, describing its activities and confrontations with the state power. An interesting and thrilling history of good and evil, courage of the individual actors, the moral stance of people in extreme situations when exposed to the pressure of the circumstances. What motivated these people to sacrifice themselves, or, in some cases, even their whole families in the name of their “spiritual belief”?

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Sofia

Sofie (Orig.) / 2014 / Czech Republic / 31 min

The attractive young woman uses the entries in her diary to give the audience an insight into her ambivalent soul, influenced by drug taking.

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The Confession

Zpověď (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 14 min

A story about a man who suffers from guilt, because he tried to engage youth in some form of occult forces but turned against him.

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The Last „V“ of Václav Havel

Poslední "V" Václava Havla (Orig.) / 2012 / Czech Republic / 11 min

A short film shot at the state funeral of Václav Havel during which the leaving statesman comments his own memorial service for the final time. For he has nothing more to lose he can finally say things without restraint. The last breath and awakening in the arms of the Dalajlama.

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News

Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

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- 22.11.2016 -

Cosmopolitan DOK Leipzig

Cosmopolitan DOK Leipzig

Each edition of this festival is great; and even if it may seem impossible, even better than the past one.

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- 7.11.2016 -

20th Jihlava IDFF is worth visiting

20th Jihlava IDFF is worth visiting

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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- 24.10.2016 -

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