Fresh Film Fest
August 25 - 29, 2010
Prague / Czech Republic
The 7th Fresh Film Fest is moving to Prague this year! In 5 days more than 150 films will be screened in competitive and non-competitive sections at 7 venues.
Fresh Generation - International competition of first and second feature films
Main Student Competition - International competition of student feature and documentary films
Theatre Optique - International competition of animated and experimental films
Fresh Czech - Competition of Czech student films
Out of Competition - Heroes
Daniel Mulloy's Films
Critics' Circle Choice
Petr Zelenka: Lecture
Rosto A.D Compilation
Christoffer Boe: Retrospective
Face 2 Face
Documentary films in the FFF programme:
Main Student Competition
Denmark 2009, 29 min
D: Andreas Koefoed
Albert is at his window. Watching the snow dance through the cold winter. Eight years old and feeling the pressure of the world. His mother is sick and in chemo therapy. Albert would rather not talk about it. Moreover his parents want him to start choir school. Experienced documentary filmmakers avoid this topic at all cost, but the Danish director is well-prepared and meets the challenge head-on.
Competition: Fresh Czech
Czech Republic 2009, 24 min
D: Lukáš Kokeš
A film add of a perpetually unhappy man with a fixed idea that “something is about to happen.” He keeps waiting for the right moment to start living, staggering through his solitary existence holding on to a belief that one day Faith will finally bring him the perfect woman. Isn’t love his biological right?
ROMA BOYS - A LOVE STORY
Czech Republic 2009, 30 min
D: Rozálie Kohoutová
This partially scripted documentary focuses on Roma homosexuality. The hero is a Roma activist whose friends know about his homosexuality and accept it. However, his boyfriend he met over the Internet comes from a very traditional Roma family outside of Prague and his situation is very different. The director used an autobiographical script to document the position of homosexuals in Roma communities and their discrimination in an original way.
USA 2008, 101 min
D: Larry Charles
Popular American anchorman and comedian Bill Maher, known for his political commentaries and radical views, guides us through this hilarious documentary that challenges the world’s religions. Visiting famous religious sites and interviewing leaders of various religious groups, he uses his irresistible sarcasm to convince the viewer religion is dangerous and Jesus was probably just a very confused young man.
USA 2010, 93 min
D: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Voted best documentary film at the Sundance Film Festival, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo,” named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 94-minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.
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