Miroslav Válek was a Slovak poet whose sensitive and intimate work clashed with his political engagement in the communist party. How to approach this discrepancy, how to cope with it? Can one read poems while disregarding their author?
Claire Simon taught herself filmmaking, via editing. She moved towards documentary film, even if her aesthetics would never cease to blur the boundaries separating documentary from fiction...
Lukáš Kokeš presents snippets from the life of several “Czech” Vietnamese struggling with racial stereotypes related to professional success...
Director Ziad Kalthoum talks about his documentary Taste of Cement, winner of DAS Award 2017.
Can one man prevent his remote, woman-less village in Southern Serbia from disappearing?
A film which hovers on the edge of documentary and fiction as it describes the efforts of certain individuals to rise up against the former regime. Stano, Fero and Vladimír were once branded as criminals yet, from today’s perspective, we look upon their often comical actions as expressions of a courage that was extremely rare amid the homogeneous mass of normalisation society.
Awarded the BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM UNDER 30 MINUTES at 41st Karlovy Vary IFF.
When the singer Ida Kellerová heard the recording with Vierka’s songs she not only decided to invite the talented young woman to work with her but also opened up her entirely family to Vierka to live with. These Slovakian Roma, still living in chillingly inadequate conditions in flats without electricity, move, and thus begins the adventure in which this consummate musician and her uncoventional guests live together. One day however Vierka and her entire family disappear…
Blšany, the smallest community in the world with a first league soccer team...Watch for free!
Viva Paradis captures a moment in a land, Tunisia, in the midst of transformation; from an abandoned luxury hotel and the ruins of Carthage to the traces of the recent revolution. The fight has been fought, but how to proceed further now? Viva Paradis focuses on the moment after the journalists have left and the overflow of media images has stopped...
A re-working of Humphrey Jennings' seminal 36-minute 1943 docudrama "The Silent Village," wherein Welsh coal miners from the village of Cwmgiedd collectively re-enact the Nazi invasion and annihilation of the resisting Czech mining village of Lidice...
Longitudinal documentary film was shot for past 16 years and the main protagonist is Roman musician and activist Vojta Lavička. Vojta is a master in violin play, who focuses not only on music but also deals with problems of his origin Roman nationality.
On screen, one blank sheet of paper after another is slowly being filled with lines: inhabitants of Aida Refugee Camp (Bethlehem) draw mental maps of their surroundings and tell the stories related to those subjective geographies.
The sequences of movement and the plots in Roman Signer’s action sculptures can be viewed as sculptures of space and time. The directions of movement in these documents proceed in a markedly contrasting fashion.
Anything can be sold and bought in our modern world. Virginity too. How much is its worth in dollars? Is it worth keeping till marriage?
When Valentino offered Eleonora thirty plants of roses to celebrate their thirty-year anniversary, he could not imagine how the gift would change their life. A year in the largest rose-garden of Europe, taking care of the thorns and blooms of love.
The film „Viva Maria” is a tale of passion, sacrifice and devotion, and is an extraordinary story of passing down a voice...
A documentary mystery by Vít Janeček and Petr Marek made during the 32nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. We are sorry but this film is in Czech and has NO SUBTITLES.
Nobody Is Listening is an attempt to portray the philosophy of one of the greatest Czech thinkers of our time - philosopher, sociologist and essayist Václav Bělohradský. It is an opportunity to think about the current state of human existence in political, media, universal, social and personal contexts.
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