The film received the Award for Best Czech Documentary Film at the 2009 Jihlava IDFF.
The Breathless omnibus was presented at the 2010 Visions du réel (Nyon, Switzerland) and the 2010 Planete Doc Review (Warsaw, Poland).
About Breathless - Dominance of the Moment
Breathless was created in 2008 by the cultural foundation Zipp - German-Czech Cultural Projects together with the Prague-based Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) and the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig. Out of more than 130 submissions from both countries, five films were selected for production. The films were made with the help of TV broadcasters and regional funding from Germany and the Czech Republic. The Breathless films were made over a period of eighteen months, including two development workshops.
I LOVE MY BORING LIFE
Czech Republic 2009, 27 min
Director: Jan Gogola ml.
Producer: Jiří Konečný
Co-Producer: Petr Morávek, Samo Darian, Jordi Niubo, Filip Remunda
Screenplay: Jan Gogola ml., Alena Němcová
Director of photography: Jiří Zykmund
Editor: Zdeněk Marek
Sound: Jiří Melcher
The diary of a grandmother from the Prague neighborhood of Zbraslav as a diary of eternity.Using informal language, for five years grandmother Alena Němcová from Zbraslav has been writing down weather forecasts, dreams, morning exercise, cooking, regular house bustle, global events as well as notes concerning relationships, religion and the general spirit of the age – matters of a private, family, social, real and also surreal nature. The film captures the life in her house, as a place that could represent a slice of the world and merge various events and connections, both of a daily and timeless nature. It points out that banality can indeed be part of our perception but not of the world itself. The device is just a change of banality to singularity.