The Prison of Art

2012 / Czech Republic / 97min

“Most prisoners like boxes.” The constrained nature of prisons opens up an infinitude of fantasies and free artistic expression. Environment determines means of expression. A project of confrontation and dialogue with artists from the outside shows radical diff erences and a conspiratory divergence from social norms. This essay on imaginary and physical freedom introduces us to the extreme thoughts of our own boundaries and limitations.



  • Original title
    Vězení umění
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
  • Dir. of Photo.
    György László
  • Editing
    Jan Daňhel
  • Music
    Ivan Acher
  • Sound
    Jan Richtr
  • Duration
    97 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Tereza Horská, Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda
    Czech Republic
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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