THE WORLD AROUND US
9.1. and 16.1. 2013
At our first iShorts screening of the new year at your favorite cinema, we will have a close look at Czech short documentary films. Come and uncover the director Igor Chaun’s ideas and opinions, take a look into a concentration camp replica, have a rest at a whore house and if that is not enough, participate in a training of kung-fu. All that through the eyes (and lenses) of young filmmakers. What is the world around them and around us?
IGOR’S GREAT EMOTION (CZECH REPUBLIC)
screenplay and director: Jan Strejcovský
cinematography: Tomáš Daliman and Filip Marek
sound: Radim Lapčík and Adam Voneš | producer: FAMU
cast: Jan Strejcovský, Filip Marek and Igor Chaun
year: 2012 | length: 25 min | documentary film
Igor's great emotion is a portrait of one of the most talented post-revolution directors. Today's self-reflection of his own „breakneckness“ merges with reconstructed pieces of tightly sleeping memory. The sleeping demons cannot be buried forever by self-proclaiming themselves „soul seekers“ – in the clinical death they direct the instant spiritual seances. The film tries to discontinue the sedatives and bring back the director who ostentatiously killed himself by publishing Diaries or the Death of a Director to build an empire by evoking occults from the entire world.
WALLACHIAN RUGBY (CZECH REPUBLIC)
screenplay and director: Tomáš Pavelek | cinematography: Tomáš Pavelek
sound: Jan Richtr | editing: Tomáš Pavelek and Antonio Veljanoski | producer: FAMU
year: 2012 | length: 15 min | documentary film
Wallachia, plum, hill, tree, sawmill, ball, shovel, slivovitz, friends…let the game begin!
CONCENTRATION CAMP: REMEMBRANCE AND RESPECT? (CZECH REPUBLIC)
screenplay and director: Jan Rousek | cinematography: Daniel Souček
sound: Jana Coufalová | editing: Roman Tesáček | producer: FAMU
cast: Klára Kalibová, Mikuláš Kroupa
year: 2012 | length: 11 min | documentary film
A film about the controversial construction of a concentration camp model at Karlovo namesti in Prague for the 70th anniversary of the Heydrichiad. With the help of the concentration camp, a non-profit organization Post Bellum tried to commemorate the parachutes who committed a fatal attack on Heydrich and who were the Czech heros of those times.
KUNG-FU IN THE HEART OF EUROPE (CZECH REPUBLIC)
screenplay and director: Jaroslav Balík | cinematography: Vojtěch Nedvěd
sound: Václav Pražák | editing: Jaroslav Balík | producer: FAMO
cast: Jiří Hušek, Pavel Macek and Ivan Rzounek
year: 2011 | length: 26 min | documentary film
A documentary film on Chinese martial arts (all called kung-fu in the Czech Republic) as demonstrated by Czech kung-fu teachers. The masters Jiří Hušek sifu, Pavel Macek sifu and Ivan Rzounek sifu present to us its basic aspects, philosophy and modern development.
I THINK THEREFORE I WILL BE (CZECH REPUBLIC)
screenplay and director: Soňa Maletzová | cinematography: Soňa Maletzová
sound: Adam Bláha | editing: Matěj Pospíšil and Soňa Maletzová| producer: FAMU
year: 2012 | length: 10 min | documentary film
A reportage about people getting ready for the third world war, about building internal shelters, rather than the real ones, about men who believe that the life that awaits them during and after the war will bring them the desired rebirth, reincarnation and change from an ordinary citizen into a heroic figure, full of national pride and deep moral principals.
MY HOUSE MY CASTLE (CZECH REPUBLIC)
screenplay and director: Adam Sedlák | cinematography: Tomáš Sovinský
sound: Jan Šulcek | editing: Marek Štěpánek | producer: FAMO
cast: Alča, Monča, Jarča, Janča, Tina, Eva and a cab driver
year: 2011 | length: 10 min | documentary film
Alena lives in a house. The first floor is sweet home of her son but the second floor become a whorehouse during the night. And Ms Alena becomes the boss.
Total lenght of the screening 96 min.