A documentary film about music from the 1960's until today, which uncovers the city's music soul in its originality, frustration, exceptionality, intellectual potential and naive dottiness.
Reading Journal I
Selected pieces of Czech fiction published after 1989 are introduced by Reading Journal Cycle. The books as well as the authors are presented by important people of the Czech cultural scene. In the first part, actress Aňa Geislerová introduces writer Jaroslav Rudiš, writer Arnošt Goldflam introduces Ivan Klíma, film director Břetislav Rychlík talks about Ludvík Vaculík, Eva Kantůrková presents writer and journalist Petr Procházková, publicist František Cinger introduces Arnošt Lustig, actress Eva Salzmannová presents author Petra Hůlová and journalist Sabrina Karasová introduces Michael Viewegh.
Reading Journal II
Reading Journal follows a new generation of authors after 1989 who got a chance to publish after the regime change as well as those who were published and read already before the Velvet Revolution. Radio anchor Jana Klusáková introduces Petr Placák, songwriter Vlasta Třešňák presents Ivan Landsman, Josef Jařab introduces Patrik Ouředník, filmmaker Kristýna Vlachová talks about Jiří Hájíček, musician Zuzana Lapčíková introduces Antonín Bajaja, theater director introduces Jan Trefulka and people from a mountain village in Northwestern Moravia introduce Květa Legátová.
Dalibor Chatrný: Drawn by the World
Untiring experimentator with soul of child – this is one of father Czech modernism past Second World War – Dalibor Chatrný. He is a conceptual artist in a wide sense of this word. He is an artist who gets to the very basic problems, to the phenomenon of drawing itself or to elements, nature phenomena, mirroring, magnetism etc. He can use these various elements as a new type of art message. He has saved for himself till today an enchantment by new and new stimuli and an effort to verify everything that occurs to him, to experiment. Today we often make this subordinate to a concept or idea, which we bring about first and then, retroactively, we get at it. But he reacts directly by an experiment.
Continuous appeal - Johann Gregor Mendel
Though it may be hard to believe, more than one hundred years after the so-called "Mendel rediscovery," there is still a lot to be explored and added. Rather than being put aside and covered with dust, the volume of Mendel's work seems to be expanding. Genetics that was established thanks to his work is the most dynamic scientific field; some people even refer to the current century as the Mendel century. Further explorations of his scientific work and philosophy force us to reevaluate our existing concepts of evolution, science, technology and epistemology. Mendel designed the first live model that managed to transfer genetic information from one generation to the next. In brief, Mendel in many ways goes beyond the fields of inheritance principles, breeding or botanics. Today, his significance is apparent in bio-information technology and evolutionary genetics. This film aims to raise general awareness of Mendel's contribution in these fields and stress the continuing currency of his work.
A Hundred Broms