Scene from the film The Ferrari Dino Girl / EN version
Scene from the film The Ferrari Dino Girl / EN version
Scene from the film The Ferrari Dino Girl / EN version
Scene from the film The Ferrari Dino Girl / EN version
Scene from the film The Ferrari Dino Girl / EN version
Scene from the film The Ferrari Dino Girl / EN version
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The Ferrari Dino Girl / EN version

  • Czech Republic
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After Late Night Talks with Mother and Landscape of My Heart, Jan Němec has come up with another film that hovers on the edge of experimental documentary and film essay. The Ferrari Dino Girl describes the circumstances surrounding Němec filming of the Soviet invasion on the streets of Prague on 21 August 1968. Out of this comes four reels of invaluable footage, that had to be shown to the rest of the world. Together with two friends, the director travelled with the priceless material, containing sixteen minutes of unedited film, across the Iron Curtain to Austria. Jan Němec examines the reality of his life in relation to Czech history, where intimate chronicles are inseparably linked with major historical events. He incorporates new film roles (in which he is played by Karel Roden) into the original footage which flew round the world over forty years ago and boasted ‘bigger audiences than Steven Spielberg’.

Supported by the Czech Film Fund.


  • Original title
    Holka Ferrari Dino / EN verze
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jan Němec
  • DOP
    Jiří Maxa (Vladimír Vízner, Pavel Jech, Urša Žgank, Ferdinand Mazurek, et al.)
  • Editing
    Michal Lánský
  • Music
    Jan Němec
  • Sound
    Ivo Špalj
  • Duration
    68 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
      • Jan Němec - Film (Jan Němec, Iva Ruszeláková, Hana Jarošová, Eva Kučerová)
      • Czech Republic
      • e-mail:
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Fresh Film Fest
    • IFF Rotterdam
    • Febiofest
    • Art Film Fest in Trenčianské Teplice
    • Karlovy Vary IFF
    • Letní filmová škola v Uherském Hradišti
    • Festival nad řekou Písek
    • London International Film Festival
    • Film Society of Lincoln Center
    • Jeonju International Film Festival
    • Trieste Film Festival
    • Kino na Granici / Kino na Hranici
    • Der 19. Dresdner Schmalfilmtage
    • The first full-career U.S. retrospective_INDEPENDENT OF REALITY:THE FILMS OF JAN NĚMEC_Touring Retrospective_November 2013 - April 2014
    • Alpe Adria Cinema Terst
  • Awards
    • Trieste Film Festival - Special Mention is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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