A film essay of Czechs, Germans and dwarfs. Hundreds of German tourists-retirees, who lived there before the Second World War visit a small Czech village near the Polish border (former Sudetenland). How can old tragedies, fairy tales and mythology of the Czech and German nations be connected?
To Meet the Film
A documentary film about the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, co-directed by the citizens of Jihlava - jury members of the Czech Joy competition 2000 - 2006 and five Czech directors. Creative meetings of the Jihlava grammar school teacher Zdeněk Krásenský with Jiří Krejčík, dispatcher of the Jihlava train station Miroslav Kalina with Martin Mareček, dentist Milan Hanusek with Kristina Vlachová, businessman Vít Sedláček with Karel Vacek and book publisher Veronika Reynková with Jan Šikl.
Snow Fields of Ivan Hartl
Every era represents a certain phenomenon and every group of people creates its own myths and heroes. To some, Ivan Hartl has become such a hero. The film combines the two lives of Ivan Hartl; the life of his past he has been living since he left his home and his current life as an artist and voluntary “homeless” man in London. The film is about the search for connections to home and the fear of returning as his native country has become an ideal which he is unwilling to destroy. It also explores the loss of identity, language and friends, questioning the very nature of home. Ultimately, the film sets out to find out more about Ivan Hartl and his true self.
What is the Prague’s Akropolis Palace and what is it like? What kind of people have given it its current form, and how do they see the club and themselves? What kind of people visit the club every night? – Department of documentary film, FAMU – 5th year (graduate film
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