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Breaking News

Direction
Year
2018
Country
  • Czech Republic
Duration
73min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

When journalists are denied access to a news story it just makes them all the more hungry for information. This was the case in March 2017, when the existing Czech president was preparing to announce whether or not he would be running for re-election. Except that the announcement was made at Prague Castle in the presence of a close circle of supporters and friends – reporters were not admitted. Documentary filmmaker Tomáš Bojar, who always tailors his formal concepts to suit the given subject matter, unobtrusively tracks staff at two different Czech newsrooms as they embark on their one-day scramble for this breaking news. At the same time he elegantly draws attention to the journalistic dimension of “objective” reporting, indiscriminately coloured by the views and attitudes of specific individuals. KVIFF

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  • Original title
    Mimořádná zpráva
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Tomáš Bojar
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jiří Chod
  • Editing
    Šimon Špidla
  • Sound
    Václav Flegl
  • Duration
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Karlovy Vary IFF 2018
    • Open City Documentary Festival London 2018
    • Minsk Listapad International Film Festival 2018
    • Bratislava International Film Festival 2018
    • BAFICI Buenos Aires International Film Festival 2019

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