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Jørgen Leth is a leading figure in experimental documentary filmmaking. We offer a sequel by a rigorously selected retrospective of this Danish director known for example for The Impossible Hour and Life in Denmark.
STREAM FOR FREE from January 28 to February 3
- 28.1.2013 -
World economics – actually a cultural phenomenon?
from January 21 to January 27
Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. What is the point of economics? Find the answers to your questions in our selection.
- 17.1.2013 -
MASTERCLASS OF WERNER HERZOG
He is only half-joking when he claims to have re-invented the cinema, as he never held any interest in the films of others and did not want to learn from anyone.
Only few filmmakers manage to remain a mystery, despite having made dozens of films. This is the case of Herzog. We invite you to a meeting during which we will at least partly unravel the Herzog mystery: MASTERCLASS OF WERNER HERZOG.
- 14.1.2013 -
WERNER HERZOG MASTERCLASS
AT THE 7 PLANETE DOC FILM FESTIVAL IN 2010
from January 14 to 20
Director (fictional films, documentary films and operas) Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films. He has his own idea of what cinema is. He is only half-joking when he claims to have re-invented the cinema, as he never held any interest in the films of others and did not want to learn from anyone.
- 9.1.2013 -
What is the real face of the presidential candidates?
Miloš Zeman, Karel Schwarzenberg, Jana Bobošíková, Tomio Okamura. Which one of them lived as a pensioner in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands? Who seems rather aloof? Who wanted to be in control of Czech TV? And who made money running a travel agency for stuffed toys?
The presidential campaign has reached its peak, with the first direct presidential elections taking place already on Friday. In the past years, several documentarists recorded actions of today‘s candidates most of whom did not seem likely to run for the presidential office. From 7th to 13th January 2013, DAFilms offers free access to a unique selection of documentaries addressing the same question: What is the real face of the presidential candidates? Our film choice portrays mainly those candidates who had a major media presence, it does not cover the entire range of the presidential candidates.
Travel agency for stuffed toys and the Czech TV crisis
Stone Games , a documentary that currently sparks heated debates, shows a tragicomic drama revolving around events related to a monument commemorating murdered Germans who lived in the borderland. At the same time, the film presents the pre–election efforts of various politicians, including Miloš Zeman and Jana Bobošíková. The premiere of Toytravel story, a short documentary by Radovan Síbrt, brings us to an absurd world of a travel agency for stuffed toys whose investor is Tomio Okamura. In his film Dreamless Nights, Radim Špaček recorded one of the most significant media events of the last decade - the Czech TV crisis, in which Jana Bobošíková played an important, yet controversial role. All We Know Is Everything Will Turn Out Well by Helena Papírníková introduces Karel Schwarzenberg. Robert Sedláček’s documentary Miloš Zeman - one politician's obituary is currently of interest mainly because it shows Miloš Zeman’s determination to stay away from politics and Sedláček’s correct guess that Zeman will not remain “a political corpse”.
- 7.1.2013 -
CZECH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Miloš Zeman, Karel Schwarzenberg, Jana Bobošíková, Tomio Okamura.
Who was a senior citizen from Vysočina? Who regularly falls asleep during important meetings? Who wanted to take over Czech Television? Who was interested in making money on a travel agency for stuffed animals? Watch selected portraits of the candidates before the presidential election.
WATCH THE CANDIDATES FOR FREE from January 7 to 13.
- 3.1.2013 -
Stream 10 most watched documents of 2012 for FREE. From December 31 to January 6.
What are you most interested in?
We present the 10 most watched documentary films of 2012!
From 2nd January 2013, the first 100 viewers will also have a unique opportunity to watch documentaries by 2 prominent Czech documentary filmmakers FREE OF CHARGE. Feel free to stream the documentary Solar Eclipse by Martin Mareček and Race to the Bottom by Vít Janeček! All viewers can watch 20-minute previews of both of these documentaries FREE OF CHARGE.
Arnošt Lustig - Nine Lives
Disease of the Third Power
A Sunday in Hell
31 Endings/31 Beginnings
Od Fica do Fica
School for Women's Souls
Race to the Bottom
The Secret Of One Swimming Pool
- 2.1.2013 -
Zuzana Piussi is not an author who likes to please her audience. Her films are provocative, often made all by herself and even without the help of a cameraman. For her, films are an “inner compulsion”. She has been labelled a heroine, although she does not accept this label and refuses to answer questions about what she is and what she is not afraid of.
About the films
A charge brought against Slovak independent documentarist Zuzana Piussi for an unauthorized use of the footage of judge Helena Kožíková in her documentary reportage entitled DISEASE OF THE THIRD POWER, which focuses on uncovering the faults of the non-functioning Slovak judicial system, initiated a debate about the freedom of speech in Slovakia. Her film KOLIBA is a documentary detective story exploring the fate of Slovakian film. What might look as a portrait of film critic Pavel Branko has been recast by Piussi into an intimate confession in the documentary called HERO OF OUR TIMES. In her film CRYING OF ANGELS, the director shows the conflict of homosexuality with catholic faith in Slovakia.
- 5.12.2012 -