Czech Journal: The Little Mole & Laozi

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Year
2016
Country
  • Czech Republic
Duration
64min
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In one episode of Czech Journal, Filip Remunda focuses on the Chinese president’s visit to the Czech Republic and launches into confrontational discussions with the citizens of a country that violates human rights and where people are imprisoned for their opinions, but whose population proudly voices their allegiance to their prospering country. Footage of the protests held by the Czech public, and in the opposite situation, when the Chinese greet the president with joy, as well as interviews with a Chinese dissident and with a Czech teacher, are interspersed with the saying of Laozi and footage of Leonid Brezhnev’s visit to Prague in 1978. The film thus opens the question as to with whom the Czech president is fostering warm international relations.

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  • Original title
    Český žurnál: Krtek a Lao-c'
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Filip Remunda
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jakub Halousek
  • Editing
    Marek Šulík
  • Sound
    Michal Gábor
  • Duration
    64 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2016

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