24, Czech Republic, 2011, 52 min, Creative, Current Affairs, Society
A documentary collage about the progress of one Czech day, composed by 24 directors. Everyone picked one hour, day or night, and received two minutes of the whole film at his or her disposal. This allowed for the mosaic on genres and topics that portrait the atmosphere of the Czech Republic today. At the same time, this unique project presents various filmmaking styles and approaches of the best contemporary Czech documentarians, all on the reel of one film.
The authors accompany teenagers at a discotheque, observe doctors during surgery, laborers in a factory, believers in a synagogue or the descent in a human throat. Olga Špátová records the authentic power of the moment when the child is born. Vít Klusák engages a special camcorder to freeze the time of one tram stop. The flow of time is Helena Třeštíková’s topic – she films Katka taking yet another public bath in a Prague’s fountain. Martin Mareček shows a pair of legs sunk in aquarium, which, backed with a voiceover, illustrates the timeless power of human stupidity. Jiří Krejčík, a significant persona of Czech film, conceived his film hour with a great amount of humor and exaggeration.
Jan Gogola ml., Erika Hníková, Linda Kallistová Jablonská, Vít Janeček, Míra Janek, Vít Klusák, Lukáš Kokeš, Lucie Králová, Jiří Krejčík, Martin Mareček, Jan Němec, Radim Procházka, Filip Remunda, Theodora Remundová, Martin Řezníček, Robert Sedláček, Olga Sommerová, Radim Špaček, Olga Špátová, Klára Tasovská, Helena Třeštíková, Drahomíra Vihanová, Kamila Zlatušková, Karel Žalud
140 70 Prague 4, Czech Republic
IDFF Jihlava 2011