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With a look always going behind the borders: A retrospective of Martin Ryšavý

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We present a selection of the films of Czech author, screenwriter and director Martin Ryšavý. Martin Ryšavý (born 1967 in Prague) studied biology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Charles University and screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. He is head of the Department of Screenwriting and Script Editing at FAMU. He has made documentaries with primarily ethnographic themes in Siberia and Vietnam.


Martin Ryšavý loves the captivating magic of the vast, timeless soul of Siberia, luring him back to places that are so unlike the meek gardens of Czechia; places where life can still be an adventure. To make his latest film, he put on reindeer skins and set out to the very north of Yakutsk, a land of polar bears, to make a portrait of eternity in the frosty wilderness. More here.


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Bear Islands

Medvědí ostrovy (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 60 min

The film captures the life of residents of the Sakha Republic, or Yakutia, Russia's Far Eastern Federal District. Bear Islands are located in the East Siberian Sea at the mouth of the Kolyma River.

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Bananas Kids

Banánové děti (Orig.) / 2009 / Czech Republic / 63 min

The main theme is based on comparisons of life stories of several child heroes, or several Vietnamese families settled in the Czech Republic.

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Afonka Does Not Want to Herd Reindeer Anymore

Afoňka už nechce pást soby (Orig.) / 2004 / Czech Republic / 76 min

The film draws a portrait of the difficult life of the Siberian Evens.

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Who Will Teach Me the Half of the Character

Kdo mě naučí půl znaku (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 91 min

About the good idea of uncle Ho, respect for teachers and return to homeland or traveling Vietnam in the footsteps of Czechoslovak – Vietnamese friendship.

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