Scene from the film Traces of a Landscape
Scene from the film Traces of a Landscape
Scene from the film Traces of a Landscape
Scene from the film Traces of a Landscape

Traces of a Landscape

  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
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An immersive watercolour of the life of artist Jan Jedlička. The Czech painter, filmmaker and photographer emigrated to Switzerland in 1968 before making his second home in the desolate landscape of the Tuscan lowlands of Maremma. The empty palette of possibilities of internal exile gradually fills with enchanting paintings woven from a colorful mixture of shades of rocks, sediments, and pigments found in the landscape. The impressions of his new home, transferred ambiently onto canvas, photographs, and raw material of film, capture the inner sight and spiritual bond of an artist released from social structures, devoted only to his own work and life in a landscape of subdued light and shadow.

“Monitoring change is what interests me. There is no end result here, it evolves over time, it just keeps going.” J. Jedlička (Ji.hlava IDFF)

This film was nominated for Doc Alliance Award 2021 by Ji.hava IDFF.


  • Original title
    Jan Jedlička: Stopy krajiny
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Miroslav Janek
  • Editing
    Pavel Kolaja
  • Music
    Jaroslav Kořán
  • Sound
    Vladimír Chrastil
  • Duration
    67 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
    • Italy
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2020 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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