Obscurantist and His Lineage or The Pyramids' Tearful Valleys

Obscurantist and His Lineage or The Pyramids' Tearful Valleys

Obscurantist and His Lineage or The Pyramids' Tearful Valleys

Obscurantist and His Lineage or The Pyramids' Tearful Valleys

Obscurantist and His Lineage or The Pyramids' Tearful Valleys

2011 / Czech Republic / 209min

Karel Vachek’s latest documentary essay deals with the fine line between an internal belief in God and institutionalized religion. At the same time it brings up the need for a healthy sense of skepticism and the benefit of not believing in anything that advertises itself as certain. The filmmaker sets out for the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Poland, and the Balkans in his sometimes amusing investigation of spiritual substitutes, such as esoteric "teachings” or various fraudulent and magical practices, to which we sometimes fall prey due to our natural religious cravings. In addition to a Czech "prefab” family, who describe the carryings-on of their poltergeist, well-known mystery buffs appear in the film: Erich von Däniken, Raymond Moody Jr., and Ivan Mackerl. Director Vachek, however, uses no irony or ridicule, and although his position of skepticism in the film is clear, he is quick to point out surprising correspondences between the newest scientific hypotheses and the most ancient religious texts. KVIFF

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  • Original title
    Tmář a jeho rod aneb Slzavé údolí pyramid
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Karel Vachek
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Karel Slach
  • Editing
    Renata Pařezová
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Duration
    209 min
  • Year
    2011
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    CZE
  • Subtitles
    ENG
  • Production
    PRODUKCE RADIM PROCHÁZKA
    Řehořova 54
    130 00 Praha 3 - Žižkov
    Czech Republic
    tel: +420 222 212 041
    cell: +420 603 862 161
    fax: +420 222 212 041
    e-mail: info@radimprochazka.com, radim@radimprochazka.com
  • Distribution
    NFA
    Malešická 12
    13000 Praha 3
    Czech Republic
    e-mail: e-podatelna@nfa.cz, daniel.vadocky@nfa.cz
  • Festivals
  • Awards

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