Opus Three - The final part of Pavel Koutecký's trilogy of Prague Spring is made up of two compositions specially created for the festival.
Thi and Trung live in the gorgeous, rice-terraced mountains of Vietnam’s far northwest...
The main themes of this documentary are the integration of Roma people into society, racism, usury, unemployment...
In the White Carpathian mountains on the edge of Europe people continue to live the lifestyle and culture that still retains something of the 19th century...
The children's dance group Marsho came into being in the Sputnik refugee camp on the Chechen-Ingush border...
Shutka is the largest Roma settlement in the Balkans. At least according to the words of a young local fisherman...
How to hit the Jackpot? This question is not a simple one to answer for anybody. But it's even harder to solve for the two friends in this neo-realistic comedy...
A historical documentary about two of the last Saxons and Landlers shot in small Carpathian villages. In his garden an old man has spread out an old patched sheet. He wants to die there and be eaten by the animals.
A documentary portrait of two women playing a very personal game with the fate of Horni Jiretin, a town endangered by the coal-mining industry.
Someone was kicking my bedroom door: I woke up with a jolt. It was four in the morning. Two guys holding bottles of vodka insisted we got to know each other...
Few years ago teacher Jaroslav Tříska found his grandfather's legionary diary. His grandfather spent several years in a Russian captivity during the First World War...Watch for free!
A windowglass tour of the world proposed to children too young yet to read or write; they simply take a place in the frame by drawing a picture of themselves...
A journey into the enclosed world of two of cairo's mental hospitals, ZELAL draws us into the day-to-day life of "ordinary" madmen and women.
What can be done with an abandoned factory space that is destined to be demolished in a year?
The first filmmaker to be introduced in the series of lectures - Home Master Classes - by leading European filmmakers is Filip Remunda, co-director of provocative films Czech Dream and Czech Peace. The lecture accompanied by selected film previews was recorded at the directors’ homes and studios is available for free stream.
A Will to Dance is a story about Margit, an elderly Jewish lady from Prague, who reconstructs her life story for the first time in front of her daughter and granddaughter... Watch for free!
A portrait of Jáchym Topol, a poet and a novelist... Watch for free!
A documentary film about the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival...Watch for free!
A highly unconventional portrayal of motherhood, and the portrait of a woman breaking with tradition.
Berlin, Kierkegaard or the repetitions and variations of a big city.
Israel of today is the country, which the French Master could not even have imagined...
The comic-tragic story of the brothers, two car mechanics from the outskirts of Sderot, a city in the south of Israel constantly bombed by rockets from Gaza.
The last documentary shot about famous Czech writer Arnošt Lustig.
The great-grand-nephew of the great grandfather of my great-great-grandmother one day took a pickax to kill the village mayor, his wife, and the forester who was guilty of having moved his goat...
Musical-documentary-tragedy about a member of an elite unit of the Israeli army...
A curious, scathing satire of a society fuelled by hatred, intolerance and misunderstanding.
Ironic fictious-documentary tells the story of the making of the film about legendary army general Ariel Sharon.
The non-verbal documentary Robot World depicts the evolution of robots from a mechanical somnambulist to an autonomous sensorium.
How does a film which takes as its starting point post-colonial Africa end up raising the more
general question of the colonisation of minds and bodies by all kinds of "conventions"?
Awarded BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM OVER 30 MINUTES LONG at 42nd Karlovy Vary IFF.
In 1994, the seemingly normal Andrés Rabadán suddenly derailed three trains, then went home and shot his father through the head with a crossbow...
70 kilometers outside of Berlin, built on an old air base, sits an immense metal dome resembling a spaceship that today hosts a striking tropical park.
Loss of family space, work space, urban space and memory space. These four subdivisions of space tested by time, searching for and responding to each other, contaminated by chaos in a town falling apart.
Man, woman, gay, lesbian, straight, normal, exotic, Drag Queen, Drag King – New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan challenges our notions of gender, sexuality and beauty.
This portrait of a film director unlike any other attempts to capture the essence of Vittorio de Seta’s rapport with the humble people he filmed and elegantly brought to Cinema Scope’s big screen in color from the 1950s onwards.
Best Central European Documentary Film, IDFF Jihlava 2005
This peculiar and grotesquely sad inner documentary is about childlike people growing old, about their world gradually shrinking around them and their small, fragile lives in a poor and harsh rural environment.
Hard-hitting documentary about the perils and promises of globalization.
What happens to asylum-seekers once they’ve reached Italian coasts?
What the women of Varshets did not foreseen when they left is that they would encounter loneliness – the loneliness of someone who is held up in one place for 24 hours a day. And the pain from the separation with their children…
Corridor #8 tells the story of the everyday life of people living along a non-existing road through the Balkans...
Having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and suffered two strokes, Ms. Oldriska lives with her dog in an apartement with a lovely view of Brno. Using a simple digital camera she records a few days of her life.
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.
Nothings demonstrates the fragility of human life more clearly than the sight of a newborn child. And so the film Into the World begins, though slowly and quietly, with an alarming image: that of a gasping infant in an incubator.
Squatterpunk shows something of life in the slums in a quite special way. It shows how poor, forgotten and ignored children can have a good time.
Are you happy? What is happiness? What are the important things in life? Ivan Vojnár asks these questions as he moves through the streets of Prague with his camera in March 2006, and the dozens of responses he receives form the unique space of his Remembering.
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.
All of us have to die. However, sometimes we may decide how to die. Various forms of dying: among euthanasia, hospital divider and hospice’s care. A one hour long documentary film search through stories of dying people for various forms of what once awaits everybody of us.
By means of the accelerator, the scientists want to simulate the situation shortly after the Big Bang. As a result, they hope to acquire basic information about the structure of mass and reveal the last secrets of the universe.
Story of authors Revolutionary grandmothers. They all three fought for what they believed – anarchism, communism, freedom movement, and all three had to pay for that.
The documentary records the construction carried out in extremely difficult conditions, its changes and the reactions of various people. Can this small house on four legs last till the next spring?
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