The last documentary shot about famous Czech writer Arnošt Lustig.
Avi Mograbi’s documentary has an unabashedly provocative thesis. Throughout the film, Mograbi juxtaposes footage of Palestinians being humiliated by Israeli guards with scenes of Jewish tourists being regaled by tales of their ancestors’ historical struggles for freedom...
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...
Everyday routine in a centre for asylum seeking families in Paris. Social workers and new arrivals on the edge of a nervous breakdown...
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.
In a street in the north of Shanghai we find a small restaurant, dirty and run-down, but with lots of personality, where Chinese noodles are made 24 hours a day...
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...
Blind children invite us for a journey to their world of sensibility and imagination. Using the sense of touch they try to tell, what is on the picture.
One of the main thrusts behind the making of the film is an attempt to return to the time of childhood, vacation, and hot summer.
The film discovers the Czech phenomenon of beauty competitions through the eyes of a young girl in a Miss High School beauty competition. As the competition goes on she tries to convince herself that she is different from the other girls, but at the end she is forced to ask herself if she really belongs to this world.
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.
In August 2006, the monsoon hit the Indian province of Rajasthan like a flood. It rained without a break for 25 days...
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, IDFF Jihlava 2006
Originally the film was intended to be a portrait of a day in the life of a Japanese woman. The result is a narrative imbued with subtle humour about how the Polish filmmakers set out to pursue their original concept for the film of which they ultimately achieve almost nothing...
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.
A dog’s funeral becomes part of a chain of absurd events including a tomato ketchup battle, a reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz and a motorbike show. Its common denominator is the commercial interest of sponsors and big buisness, the ambivalent winners of privatization and participants of numerous coruption affairs...
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.
The director uses the word tramping to describe his reportage from a journey where he set out without food, money or clothing, only with his camera and with the goal of finding out if he could survive.
In the first Czech documentary filmed in 3D, the inhabitants of a village in northern Moravia were given the chance to send a message into space that would show how they live today.
A feature-length documentary about repression, the anti-terrorist act and the events that happen within our common borders.
Film about searching maternal instinct under the microscope.
A story about a man who suffers from guilt, because he tried to engage youth in some form of occult forces but turned against him.
The director set a static, hidden camera in a small consulting room and persistently followed visits of a hundred of patients...
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.
Through the character of Morgane, this film depicts the moment in life when a young woman - caught between adulthood and being a child - charges forward in life, armed with self-protection and carrying her baggage.
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?
The Hradčany district of Prague. A 16th century building, which abuts the Foreign Ministry, is one of the few places in the area still inhabited by its original, pre-Revolution tenants.
This tragicomic documentary by Erika Hníková describes life in the Czech village of Běšina through members of three local associations. he heroes of the film are a voluntary firefighter named František, a hunting club member named Mates, and a member of the Sokol athletics association named Pavel.
Director Olga Sommerová examined the private lives of three Czech women born before WW2, during the time of the first Czechoslovak Republic. Important artists whose work more often wins recognition abroad than at home, the three women radiate energy and wisdom.
Through shocking self-surveillance documentation we are swept into a pro-paranoia docutective with a perpetrated Arend, a Champion Leaque consumer, a Lawyer and Drugs scientists. Dutch gentlemen that relate 24/7 to the illegal drug Cocaine.
This life is lost in dust / day by day the blossoms fall / year by year the people go / cold mountain trail never ends / even now you do not know? The reality is asking the shadow.
“Not to Go and not to Stay” is a short film about an inner conflict of enforced voyage or migration, the simultaneaous and interfering wish to stay in a place as well as to leave it.
PORTRAIT OF A MAN is a rough but beautiful documentary film about the crisis of a man in his forties and his desire for a better life; its a story of parenthood, alcohol, Finnish man and his desire for love.
Devil Hides in Doubt is a film about the emotional push and pull of work, its demands and absurdities, and the struggle for fulfilment.
The Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic is now in a very difficult situation.The majority of economic immigrants come to the Czech Republic already with huge debts.
Yogyakarta, 2009. In a recruitment center, women undergo training to become maids. Ten of thousands of them leave each month for Asia and Middle East.
Václav Klaus in the role of harvester driver.
This is a personal exploration of the physical and mental repercussions of emigration.
or Journey to the Beginning of Time of Economic Transformation: The rise and fall of the local football club is typical for Czech football, politics and business of the 1990s, revealing not only beautiful goals but also mysterious sponsors, corruption or doping.
Photographic and filmic portraits of women with engaged and disengaged expressions, forced smiles, nodding, evasive; the film's description gives a source for the photographs, but their authenticity is uncertain.
The film is about Uzupis, a part of Vilnius old town. The film depicts the atmosphere of decaying part of the town and reveals the anticipation of something about to happen. May be, a new flight of Icarus.
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