In Motherland or Death you don't add to the uncritical fascination with the Island of Freedom but you don't talk to dissidents either. You avoid siding with any of these typical images of contemporary Cuba. The film is rather a portrait of decay and rupture... An interview with Vitaly Mansky on Russian documentary world by Hana Rezkova (IDF).
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France, the Alps…To most people, this means snow, skiing and holidays. Hardly anyone would think of madness, hatred and crime. However, such is the true nature of the Alps according to living legend of French cinematography Luc Moullet who invites his spectators to the landscape of madness with an ironic smile.
- 30.1.2012 -
The French documentary film The Arrivals was screened at the Jihlava IDFF 2010. At the end of the festival, it was selected as the best film of the travelling Doc Alliance Selection, winning the prestigious Doc Alliance Award. After its successful festival tour, the film opens the doors to a place where the clash of civilizations is a daily routine to online spectators as well.
- 23.1.2012 -
The human obsession with artificial life has been a long-lasting one, ranging from Doctor Frankenstein’s monster through Karel Čapek’s robots to Isaac Asimov’s laws of robotics. However, reality still lags behind science fiction, with the times of discussing the robotic vacuum cleaners’ right to vote still being out of sight. Or not really? Forget about Transformers and Star Wars and enter the real Robot World. First 50 viewers can stream the film for free.
- 9.1.2012 -
A precious archaeological find has been discovered in a cave complex in the south of France and has been protected from the sight of curious tourists by the global scientific community. However, renowned German director Werner Herzog gained a permit to shoot on this mysterious place, descending to the depths of the subterranean labyrinth to give evidence of our common past. The magical documentary The Cave of Forgotten Dreams opens the new film year at the Dafilms portal on January 2.
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- 2.1.2012 -
What can a photograph tell about the depicted person? How hard is it to find a concrete Chinese man in the world of today? Why does it make sense to retrace lost memories? At Christmas, the Dafilms portal presents Lost Holiday, a unique documentary detective story by Lucie Králová.
- 26.12.2011 -
This Christmas (same as a last year) thanks to the service of the Docalliance portal, you can make your dear ones a present of an original film experience from the rich fountain of world‘s documentary film, making the dull holiday offer of television channels more varied.
- 19.12.2011 -
The latest film by director and MIDI LIDI band frontman Petr Marek has ranked among the most significant events on the Czech film scene in 2011. Though it may not be as formally refined as Alois Nebel nor does it feature famous Czech actor Bolek Polívka, Nothing Against Nothing disposes of a whole arsenal of cinematographic originality. Do not wait for Christmas Eve and be one of the first 49 DAFilms visitors to watch the film in the week before Christmas FOR FREE. (We are sorry but this event is only for Czech and Slovak audience)
- 19.12.2011 -
Oh, those kids! This phrase has loomed large over many a generation. However, what are they really like? How do they behave, what do they wear, what do they dream about; what do the teenagers of the 21st century really think? Do not search trendy teenager magazines for an answer. Just watch the first part of Teen Stories, a unique observational project mapping the chaotic jungle of adolescence.
- 12.12.2011 -
In his latest work, Swiss-Canadian director Peter Mettler has radically diverged from his position of a supremely individualistic filmmaker. From a nearly divine perspective, he tells the story of the rise (and fall) of an empire called Petropolis; an empire we all are part of.
- 5.12.2011 -