From the engaged perspective: A retrospective and master class of Filip Remunda
Filip Remunda (1973) is one of the most remarkable representatives of contemporary Czech documentary film. He has influenced the Czech documentary both as director and producer and as initiator and co-founder of the Institute of Documentary Film; a civil association which has been supporting East European documentary film and its success on the European level for more than 10 years.
He shot his first films on 8mm camera during his travels in India and Iran. He graduated from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague in documentary film. During his studies, he has been to study stays at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem and the Zellig Film School in Bolzano.
At FAMU, he met director and cameraman Vít Klusák with whom he made two successful features;Czech Dream and Czech Peace; and co-founded the Hypermarket Film production company.
The two films by the filmmaking duo were well received abroad, primarily in the United States. Czech Dream was the first Czech documentary to enter American theatrical distribution; while Czech Peace was personally introduced by American filmmaker Michael Moore at the Taverse City Film Festival 2010. Moore has said about the film that it was “one of the best documentaries he has seen in the last year“.
Besides Czech Peace and All for the Good of the World and Nošovice! by Vít Klusák, Hypermarket Film also produced the critical hit of the past Czech film season; Solar Eclipse by Martin Mareček set in Africa.
Filip Remunda has directed a dozen of documentary films and received a number of awards, including the best Czech documentary award at Karlovy Vary IFF (Village B), the best Czech documentary award at Jihlava IDFF (Czech Dream), the Pavel Koutecký Award (The Tadpole, the Rabbit and the Holy Ghost), the Grand Prix DMZ Docs South Korea (Czech Peace) and others. In his Master Class, he introduces his documentary method, the background of the making of his films as well as his perspective of the specifics of Czech documentary in European context. Moreover, DAFilms visitors have the unique opportunity to watch practically all of Remunda’s films online.
From 26th March you can watch the Home Master Class - Filip Remunda and a selection from Remunda's fimograhpy: Mr. Triskas Epoch Making Trip To Russia, Village B, A.B.C.D.T.O.P.O.L., The Tadpole, the Rabbit and the Holy Ghost, To Meet the Film and A Will to Dance.
Films for the event
Home MASTERCLASS - Filip Remunda (Orig.) / 2012 / Czech Republic / 66 min
The first filmmaker to be introduced in the series of lectures - Home Master Classes - by leading European filmmakers is Filip Remunda, co-director of provocative films Czech Dream and Czech Peace. The lecture accompanied by selected film previews was recorded at the directors’ homes and studios is available for free stream.
Epochální výlet pana Třísky do Ruska (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 57 min
Few years ago teacher Jaroslav Tříska found his grandfather's legionary diary. His grandfather spent several years in a Russian captivity during the First World War...Watch for free!
Pulec, králík a duch svatý (Orig.) / 2007 / Czech Republic / 26 min
For four years, the orthodox priest Libor Halík has been singing psalms aloud outside the maternity hospital in Brno. This is his everyday protest against abortions. Watch for free!