Scene from the film Burning
Scene from the film Burning
Scene from the film Burning
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An intimate portrait of a director who almost involuntarily devoted her life to film, and who was willing to sacrifice three marriages and motherhood to the cult filmmaking. The film portrays Drahomíra Vihanová as a hard-headed shaman of images who shares her religion from its early days of being damned by the regime for Zabitá neděle (Squandered Sunday, 1969) to the public execution of Zpráva o putování studentů Petra a Jakuba (The Pilgrimage of Students Peter and Jacob, 2002). An existential essay that, in contradictions and paradoxes, fluctuates between documentary and acted film, between adoration, forgetting, and cats.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Miroslav Janek
  • DOP
    Miroslav Janek
  • Editing
    Antonie Janková
  • Music
    Jaroslav Kořán, Nikita Vladimirovič Bogoslovskij, Robert Schumann
  • Sound
    Vladimír Chrastil, Štěpán Mamula
  • Duration
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Production 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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