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Celebrate Christmas and the New Year with and watch the films selected by our international viewers’ jury from December 23 to January 5 for free! presents 20 most watched films of 2013 to all film and documentary fans! In the two weeks from December 23 to January 5, you can watch 20 most popular documentaries, including films by world’s top directors, short student films and pioneering archive treasures. Compare your film taste with that of tens of thousands of viewers and pick your own “top” documentary of 2013!

The top positions of our TOP 20 prove that viewers bet on films by world-famous directors and time-tested documentaries. Two pioneering films from the beginnings of Czech cinema, placed on top of the viewers’ list, have proved that the digitization of archive film footage meets a significant response on the part of the general public. The first monothematic documentary dedicated to the Czech capital Old Prague (1920) and the disaster film Fatal Flight of an Aeroplane under a Prague Bridge (1919) remain in our documentary online catalogue along with another 8 archive pearls from the National Film Archive in Prague until the next year. A large portion of the viewers’ attention was also attracted by films included in the retrospectives of established documentary stars. The short controversial film Women Reply: Our Bodies, Our Sex by the First Lady of French documentary Agnès Varda’s as well as the master class by German solitaire Werner Herzog made it to the top six. However, the fact that viewers are not afraid of less known filmmakers and experimental works is proved by the success of the psychoanalytical film play Imitations of Life by Canadian artist Mike Hoolboom as well as by the high ratings of the short Portuguese film Praxis. The viewers’ selection also includes Czech and Slovak works, primarily Czech Lion Award nominees Love in the Grave, Věra 68 and Váňa, as well as the latest films by younger documentary filmmakers Zuzana Piussi, Peter Kerekes and Roman Fábian.

Celebrate Christmas and the New Year with and watch the films selected by our international viewers’ jury from December 23 to January 5 for free!

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