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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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The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 8.8.2016 -

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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- 13.6.2016 -

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