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...
The highway from Brno to Praha. People chosen at random muse on infinity and the beginning of the world. The director pushes drivers, gas-station and highway-hotel employees and residents of nearby villages to think about time, death, the universe and eternal return.
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...
20 Women born in the year 1906 share their memories in a film that turns stories of long-ago lives into remarkable landscape paintings and images of current events.
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.
A poetic journey to Japan. A discovery of simple things talking the language of humanity…
Memories are all I have left of him.
The director set a static, hidden camera in a small consulting room and persistently followed visits of a hundred of patients...
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.
Morgane has just turned eighteen. She lives with her father and brother in a typical suburb of Paris. When she’s not in school, Morgane reads Russian poetry, calls herself and idiot endlessly on her blog, wanders through the streets of her painful childhood, regretting that things weren’t easier...
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?
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.
Prague has applied for candidacy for the 2016 Olympic Games. The idea of the capital turning into the world's largest sporting venue polarizes Czech people.
1st May 2004. The Czech Republic along with nine other states joins the European Union. Before the midnight comes, three young authors find themselves at three different locations of the country. Vít Janeček is shooting in the capital, Erika Hníková is in Jablunkov, the easternmost place of the country, and Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová in the westernmost city of Aš.
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.
Filmmakers Olga Sommerová and Jan Špáta discovered Máňa in 1992 in a prison yard in Pardubice. At the time they made a film called Máňa for a television documentary series and the short documentary won wide acclaim. Ten years later Olga Sommerová returned to follow the life of the protagonist.
A humourous documentary look through a half-opened door into the real world of women. It captures authentic interviews with the director's four highschool friends who are past 33.
The mother and daughter, two directors, two generations, discuss issues that are framed by these relations of family, profession and age as friendly duel.
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.
The body of a beast changing. Real or nightmarish images of the own body.
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.
Point of origin of the film are documentary and semidocumentary film footages of people reading in the trams of Prague.
“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.
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