The Story of Mr. Love

  • Czech Republic
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Director Dagmar Smrzova's new documentary looks into the every-day life of an ordinary man who suffers from schizophrenia. Thirty-year-old Jiri Laska (his last name means 'love'), who lives in a village under the mountains, Batnovice near Trutnov, is not your usual apathetic patient in the psychiatry ward. Using modern technology, he communicates with his surroundings and runs his own website, for which he films unusual journalistic videos. Jiri also has an extraordinary gift for self-reflection and his life is characterized by helpfulness and his desire to be useful and productive.


  • Original title
    Otázky pana Lásky
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Dagmar Smržová
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Miroslav Janek, Petr Koblovský
  • Editing
    Kasimira Velitchkova
  • Music
    Petr Fiala, Stefan Valdobrev
  • Sound
    Michal Gábor, Petr Kapeller
  • Duration
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Awards
    • Special Mention, Best documentary (Student Jury) - Finále Plzeň Festival of Czech Films 2013, Czech Republic
    • Academia Film Olomouc 2013, Czech Republic
    • 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
    • One World 2014, Czech Republic


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