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.
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.
In a confrontation with her mother Olga Sommerová, the maker of the documentary enters into dialogues about life. A friendly duel between two generations, two women - mother and daughter.
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.
A film study in which the symbol of flight which contradicts human limitations inspires an emotional rhythm of scenes varying along three lines.
Scratched film stock that reminds us that film remains in a state of birth, a shocking poem of physical suffering and the danger of organized violence that can be denied by a cynical but free gesture.
Szirtes's masterful experimental work is a dazzling composition of several years of filming within an industrial macro/microcosm, an abstract model of revolution and the beauty of daybreak.
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.
A romantically charged cinematic poem capturing the mood in Budapest in the late 1960s and early 1970s, in a work inspired by avant-garde films of the 1920s and directors such as Walter Ruttman and Dziga Vertov.
Film journals are constantly being made and edited and end in death - Szirtes's intimate social journals are an epic, multi-layered system, a remarkable reflection of an individual and of contemporary mores.
A documentary about the tourism influence on original ethnic groups that haven’t been affected by civilization so far and about the changes of how they experience their own culture. The documentary takes place on the Russian far north – in the Chukotka region.
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.
The film draws a portrait of the difficult life of the Siberian Evens.
The main theme is based on comparisons of life stories of several child heroes, or several Vietnamese families settled in the Czech Republic.
As of December 11, 1994, the war in Chechnya continued. Sultan's wife was killed and their home was plundered. The husband and the son flee to the Russian countryside, where they are trying to start a new life...
A delicate narration of Mrs Simon who has been corresponding all her life with Agatha Christie. It was her means of escape from the iron hand of her husband to candy.
A situational dialogue of actresses in a studio. Reading the last speech of Milada Horáková in front of the court, they try to understand her as a woman and a mother.
Klára has decided to become a nun and her journey to serve God is recounted by her sister...
"Flight over Lithuania" is a legendary film by A. Stonys and A. Matelis, which won honors as No. 4 of the Top 10 at the international exhibition EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany as one of the best films, demonstrated at the exhibition.
Although it consists of only 20 shots, Sunday. The Gospel According to Lift-Man Albertas is a rich allegory that one can read in several different ways. Religious references and allusions to Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot urge themselves upon us, and Matelis's view of reality is just as sad as it is humorous.
The film seeks to convey the senselessness and beauty of his daily life.
The film based on a strange old pagan tradition, still preserved in only one village in Semogitia (a part of Lithuania). The tradition goes back to the archaic space of the magic’s of folk theater.
“Man-Horse” is a film about an old farmer, Jonas, and his horse. It is an intimate story about the existential relationship between human and animal; it is about solitude and the daily effort to survive.
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