Czech Journal: Near Far East

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Year
2015
Country
  • Czech Republic
Duration
69min
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This film about the situation in presentday war-torn Ukraine originated over the course of a year as the director’s travel journal. Ukrainian teacher Tania, who works in Prague as a cleaning lady, takes the fi lmmaker along to visit her family in Transcarpathia. The director also meets with his friends who are local journalists, and with Petr, a revolutionary who gives an atypical tour of the residence of Viktor Yanukovuch. Observational, mostly static shots, in which Remunda appears only occasionally as a witness or moderator, is accompanied by his off-screen commentary offering reflections on his own relationship with Ukraine and with the media in general.

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  • Original title
    Český žurnál: Blízký daleký východ
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Filip Remunda
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Martin Tokar
  • Editing
    Marek Šulík
  • Sound
    Michal Gábor
  • Duration
    69 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2015

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