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Antonín Pech

Czech Republic


Antonín Pech (October 1874 to February 1928) was a Czech film director, cinematographer and producer. He was one of the pioneers of Czech cinema.

Pech worked as a photographer in Cesky Budejovice when he was young. In 1907 he moved to Prague and opened the Grand Biograph Theater de Paris.


Svatojánské proudy/St. John's Rapids (3', Czech Republic, 1912)


St. John's Rapids

Svatojánské proudy (Orig.) / 1912 / Czech Republic / 3 min

The film, shot from a boat floating in St. Johann’s Rapids on the Vltava River, became the first Czech film awarded abroad (Grand Gold Medal at the 1st International Film Exhibition in Vienna in 1912)...





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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