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