For his new love Zdenka left the American cartoon director Gene Deitch in 1958 his family in New York and relocated to Prague. What followed surpasses the most fantastic imagination of Hollywood filmmakers. Besides films as Tom and Jerry or Popeye, he made dozens of short cartoons with Czech animators. (Munro won the Oscar in 1961). As a jazz enthusiast, he has recorded the home blues session of John Lee Hooker a time before the first official recording. His life-love story is an intelligent and chilling account of 40 years under communism, lived by an American "guest".
I See It That Way
A cycle of documentary films following the often complicated stories of children. 1. Jáchym D: Břetislav Rychlík, 2009 At the start of summer holidays in 2005 school pupil Jáchym Rejžek was hit by a car. He was in a coma for over a month. He stopped speaking. He gradually started to speak and his memory came back. He went through a number of operations which he’s still feeling the effects from. After returning to school a shocking situation arose. He was bullied. The story of psychic bullying, manipulation by a collective of children and a struggle to return to a normal life. 2. Michaela a Liliana (Michaela and Liliana) D: Veronika Sobková, 2009 A documentary on the sisters Michaela and Liliana living in an SOS Children village in Brno. A story of children's joy of life that isn't even destroyed by tragic events. 3. Filip (Filip) D: Monika Rychlíková, 2009 The world through the eyes of an eight-year-old Romany who realises the power of education and, despite the complicated social environment at home, pursues his goal. 4. Stázka D: Adéla Sirotková, 2009 Stázka likes bike riding, skiing and even rock climbing. Her eyes are full of adventure and a longing for knowledge. But her eyes are empty... Stázka is blind. 5. Jája (Jája) D: Theodora Remundová, 2009 From the life of eight-year-old Jája – skateboarder, spray-painter and rapper from Český Krumlov or ”Český Krumlov is the Best – AHA, AHA, AHAAHAAHA!” 6. Káťa (Káťa) D: Adrian Kukal, 2009 A documentary on the Russian teenage girl Katya, who at the start of adolescence had to move to a different country and deal with the cultural and language barriers. The story of a child’s courage and unceasing joy from life that couldn't be diminished even under trying circumstances. 7. Lucie (Lucie) D: Monika Rychlíková, 2009 From the life of thirteen-year-old Lucie-the Magician or Abracadabra! 8. Amia (Amia) D: Břetislav Rychlík, 2010 Six-year-old Amia lives with her parents and younger brother Schiva on a farm amidst the solitude of the mountainous Šumava region. She is surrounded by nature and helps her parents look after the farm animals. She would like to be a mare or a fairy.