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Czech Republic today – through the Eyes of three female Directors

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Five perspectives of the Czech Republic in the past ten years. The directors prove that they are not only empathic listeners but also playful commentators who are able to deal with tragicomic situations as well as to employ a sensitive and elaborated stylization.


Energetic and varied portraits of women by prominent Czech female documentarists are not the only offer of the www.docalliancefilmsportal.com for this week. The portal further presents five perspectives of the Czech Republic in the past ten years. These include I Guess We’ll Meet at the Eurocamp by Erika Hníková as well as the appreciated documentary Sold and the observational project Czech Hump by Lucie Králová. All of these three have English subtitles. There, the directors prove that they are not only empathic listeners but also playful commentators who are able to deal with tragicomic situations as well as to employ a sensitive and elaborated stylization.


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Den E (Orig.) / 2004 / Czech Republic / 57 min

1st May 2004. The Czech Republic along with nine other states joins the European Union. Before the midnight comes, three young authors find themselves at three different locations of the country. Vít Janeček is shooting in the capital, Erika Hníková is in Jablunkov, the easternmost place of the country, and Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová in the westernmost city of Aš.

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I Guess We´ll Meet at Eurocamp

Sejdeme se v Eurocampu (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 57 min

This tragicomic documentary by Erika Hníková describes life in the Czech village of Běšina through members of three local associations. he heroes of the film are a voluntary firefighter named František, a hunting club member named Mates, and a member of the Sokol athletics association named Pavel.

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Prodáno (Orig.) / 2005 / Czech Republic / 28 min

The Hradčany district of Prague. A 16th century building, which abuts the Foreign Ministry, is one of the few places in the area still inhabited by its original, pre-Revolution tenants.

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Beautiful Prague To Become Olympic?

Krásná Praha olympijská (Orig.) / 2007 / Czech Republic / 26 min

Prague has applied for candidacy for the 2016 Olympic Games. The idea of the capital turning into the world's largest sporting venue polarizes Czech people.

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The Czech Hump

Pahrbek český (Orig.) / 2009 / Czech Republic / 58 min

The documentary records the construction carried out in extremely difficult conditions, its changes and the reactions of various people. Can this small house on four legs last till the next spring?

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