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When students has become a filmmaker: A profile of Lukáš Kokeš


The films by Lukáš Kokeš are a little bit provocative, leaving the viewers in constant uncertainty as to what is authentic in his portraits and what has been constructed by the filmmaker. To be precise, what scenes and situations he has stylized his protagonists into. Kokeš says he likes the viewers‘ constant uncertainty.

Lukáš Kokeš ranks among the expanding group of filmmakers who do not see so-called documentary film as something that is a priori natural, authentic and therefore less manipulable than what is labelled as feature film. On the contrary, he acknowledges and thematizes manipulation in his films. Like his schoolmates from Prague’s FAMU Viera Čakányová and Petr Hátle, he, too wants to approach documentary film as feature film, trying to blur the division lines between these antiquated categories. (Excerpt from an article in Cinepur magazine #85, January 2013).

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Pokus o duchovní nápravu opraváře televizí Josefa Lávičky v devíti obrazech (Orig.) / 2008 / Czech Republic / 14 min

Stage-managed and manipulative picture is a view into a static existence of a village alcoholic trying to cope with a text from the parish priest...




59/184/84 (Orig.) / 2009 / Czech Republic / 25 min

A film add of the forever unhappy man with a fixed idea that "something is about to happen", always waiting for the moment to start to live.


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Safety Zone

Zóna bezpečí (Orig.) / 2007 / Czech Republic / 13 min




Irenka (Orig.) / 2007 / Czech Republic / 7 min

Mother and daughter in a stylize portrait, which takes place in the clean family swimming pool.





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