Painter Tesař watches previews of Faust on TV and explains how difficult it is to illustrate the Faustian theme. MUDr. Kabelková characterizes the diagnosis of febricity of an indefinite origin. The painter recalls drawing a picture with his own blood and speaks about his illustrations of two very different books, Babička and Faust, which played significant roles in his life. When illustrating the first of them, he felt harmony and peace, but when he was illustrating the second book he fell ill. The doctor, the painter and his wife describe the progression of the disease.
What Is to Be Done? (A Journey from Prague to Cesky Krumlov or How I Formed a New Government)
In this monumental social-philosophic essay, director Karel Vachek follows up on his previous work. This time Vachek enters the film and, along with his assistant Luboš, becomes an active organizer and author of the action on the screen. In this way he reaches the boundaries of a genre in which a documentary film is not a real reflection of reality, but the result of a specific artistic creation. The work originates by an interaction between the film team and the film reality as well as by the reorganization of the footage new units. The second line of the film consists of conversations among several Czech scholars who are on a bus to Český Krumlov.
A Story Behind Every Memorial Plaque
Reminiscences of a few participants of the Prague May Uprising in 1945 at Pražačka in the Žižkov part of Prague which was the second largest massacre of civilians after Pankrác.
Buy a Tree or the Landscape Dream
Documentary film on the fastest growing environmental movement in the worl and in the Czech Republic - Land Trust. Examples include the protection of forests in Patagonia, the Dunabian Basin FOrest in Austria and the first experience of land alliances in the White Carpathians and in Beskydy Mountains in the Czech Republic.
The Memory of an Angel
Documentary film on the change of a busy junction at Prague´s Smíchov, called since long ago Angel.
The Past and Present of Germans from Hořice
This documentary film shows the specific life tragedies of Germans from Hořice in the context of the creation and development of Hořice Easter Games and Their message today. For the Nazis, the people of Hořice Germans were "unacceptable", because their Easter games contradicted Nazi ideology. Later for Czechs they were "citizens of the Third Reich", and that´s how they were treated after the war. History is seen as a confrontation of views by both sides on given historical events, the attempt to understand them and grasp them through the eternally valid biblical theme of the Easter course of suffering and resurrection of Jesus christ. The documentary contains little known archive materials from the history of Hořice Easter Games.
The Magazine Entitled "Home"
The story of a magazine which then fourteen-year-old Martin Glas and Petr Seidemann (now Pedro Seidemann, living since 1948 in Venezuela) published in the Terezin ghetto. It is the first time the magazine has been made public in over fifty-five years. Its creator didn´t want their work as youths to be misused by communist propaganda.
Diagnosis: A Diabetic Foot (I'll Overcome It)
About serious diabetic complications, two amputations and the inner strength of a person.