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dok.revueChci tě, jestli to dokážešCelovečerní dokumentární film Dagmar Smržové Chci tě, jestli to dokážeš byl sice uveden na MFDF Ji.hlava už v roce 2019, ale kvůli pandemii přichází do českých kin až letos 5. srpna. Dokumentaristka popisuje, jak její film vznikal.
1.21Shooting About KunderaDocumentarian Miloslav Šmídmajer describes the process of making a documentary about Milan Kundera with the working title “Milan Kundera: From the Joke to Insignificance.” Miloslav Šmídmajer
2.20The Alchemical FurnaceJan Daňhel describes the concept behind his documentary film Alchemical Furnace that portrays the figure and work of Jan Švankmajer.
2.20Heaven over Today’s ChinaWhat is the story behind the feature-length documentary, Heaven, focusing on a Chinese Christian-run orphanage that is also a testimony about today’s China? Director Tomáš Etzler sees the film as a logical ending of his seven years in the Middle Kingdom. The second contribution was written by editor Adéla Špaljová who describes her collaboration with the director on the creation of the final cut of the documentary.Tomáš Etzler, Adéla Špaljová
2.20As Far As Possible Ukrainian documentarian Ganna Iaroshevych describes how she has been preparing her new film called As Far As Possible. It´s a portray of a man who decided to leave Germany and lives in the Ukrainian mountains fighting against the extinction of water buffaloes. „Our film tells about an alternative way of slow living close to nature and animals, and in harmony with yourself. And it seems to us that now this topic is especially relevant to many people around the globe,“ says Ganna Iaroshevych.Ganna Jaroševič
1.20The story of a small provincial townNovice Russian director Dmitrij Bogoljubov tells dok.revue about the circumstances surrounding the origin of his new film Town of Glory, a co-production with Czech production company Hypermarket Film and Czech Television. The film uncovers the mentality of Yelnya, a provincial Russian town that is one of the most depressing in the country and where the legacy of the Great Patriotic War still lingers – something Putin’s establishment has successfully exploited to gain the support of the local citizens. The film was available to stream for a short time in March on the portal DAFilms as a part of the festival One World Online. This fall it will be shown on Czech Television and possibly in cinemas as well.Dmitrij Bogoljubov
1.20Sun of the Living DeadAnna Kryvenko on the loss of compassion in the post-factual age, the battle with the chaos and hostility of the universe, and how to create a documentary essay from archive materials.Anna Kryvenko
1.20FREMWhat is it like to shoot a film in Antarctica? Is it possible to get into the head of artificial intelligence? And what is GAI? All this is described by the documentarist Viera Čákanyová in the text she wrote about her new film FREM in dok.revue.Viera Čákanyová
1+2.19Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?What were the two last years in the life of former dissident, ex-president Václav Havel like? How did he reflect on the fact that he was gradually leaving this world? Documentarian Petr Jančárek talks about his upcoming documentary film capturing the final stretch of Havel’s, life, the rough cut of which was shown at the Ji.hlava IDFF in the Studio 89 section marking this year’s anniversary of the so-called Velvet Revolution.Petr Jančárek
1+2.19On Adultery as Mirror of Our Own SelvesBarbora Jíchová Tyson, a visual artist, who has been living in America for seventeen years, has finished her first feature film Talking About Adultery this year. According to the author, the film is an essayistic collage and represents a perspective on humanity, which holds the mirror up to us all.Barbora Jíchová Tyson
3.16Gangsters, Helena and Me.Director and actress Petra Nesvačilová on her new movie HELENA’S LAW
2.16Hot StuffProducer Radim Procházka on New Film Planet Czechia by Marián PolákRadim Procházka
1.16Blind GulliverMartin Ryšavý about his upcoming film, which captures his personal experiences as a traveller with fading eyesight
5.15The Last Days of ChristianityThis year’s JIDFF Work in Progress section featured Ivo Bystřičan’s presentation of his footage recently made in Erbil in Iraq where dozens of Christians are living in improvised refugee camps, waiting for an opportunity to escape to secure EuropeIvo Bystřičan
4.15Life Is Like a Steam on the RiverDocumentarians Robert Kirchhoff and Filip Remunda describe their adventure of making the Steam on the River.Robert Kirchhoff
2.15Golden Youth vs Lower ClassesThe Czech director Richard Komárek tells the story of confrontation between rural life and Golden Youth from Prague
1.15Ukraine, a Testimony of What I Did Not FilmThe director Filip Remunda describes the circumstances under which he was createing his new film, shot in Ukraine, in a rather unconventional fashion.
2.14ComebackThe director reflects back on the first days of shooting his recently released documentaryMiro Remo
2.14Lean a Ladder against HeavenThe director describes the process of shooting her new documentaryJana Ševčíková
1.14Daniel’s WorldVeronika Lišková speaks about the circumstances leading to the creation of her new documentary, Daniel’s World, that is to be released in Czech cinemas in autumn 2014Veronika Lišková
1.13The Cervanova Case, or Truth is simple, lie is complexA documentary tragedy about the right to justice directed by Robert KirchhoffRobert Kirchhoff