A portrait of two people who have decided to live outside the bustle of civilisation and spent time in communities of nuns and monks. The first is Katka, who remembers the environment in the community of the Nuns of Bethlehem in the Savoy Alps. Having entered in 2001, attracted by the silence and opportunity to concentrate, in the end she left voluntarily. The film's second soulful protagonist is Miroslav, who talks about life among the Cistercians, the meaning of celibacy and the reasons why he left the ascetic order. This mediation on non-conformist existences and everyday miracles culminates in a surprising ending.
The Wonderful Years without the Curtain
A series of documentary films in which students interview successful figures from various fields whose careers could only take off after the fall of the Iron Curtain. 1. Director Ondřej Sokol and Jewellery Artist Věra Nováková R: Radka Váchalová V: 2009 K: Daniel Vagenknecht U: Ondřej Sokol, Věra Nováková 2. Yachtswoman Lenka Šmídová and Ornithologist Tomáš Grim R: Radka Váchalová V: 2009 K: Daniel Vagenknecht U: Lenka Šmídová, doc. RNDr. Tomáš Grim, Ph.D. 3. Writer Jaroslav Rudiš and Banker Martin Kolouch R: Radka Váchalová V: 2009 K: Daniel Vagenknecht U: Jaroslav Rudiš, Martin Kolouch 4. Ballet-dancer Adéla Pollertová and Artist Kateřina Šedá R: Radka Váchalová V: 2009 K: Daniel Vagenknecht U: Adéla Pollertová, Kateřina Šedá 5. Hudebník Jan P. Muchow a novinář Janek Kroupa (Musician Jan P. Muchov and Journalist Janek Kroupa) R: Adéla Sirotková V: 2009 K: Richard Špůr U: Jan P. Muchow, Janek Kroupa 6. Biologist Karel Janko and Snowboarder Martin Černík R: Adéla Sirotková V: 2009 K: Richard Špůr U: Karel Janko, Martin Černík 7. Historian Michal Lukeš and Director Jakub Kohák R: Adéla Sirotková V: 2009 K: Richard Špůr U: PhDr. Michal Lukeš, Jakub Kohák 8. Designer Jan Čapek and Director Karel Janák R: Adéla Sirotková V: 2009 K: Richard Špůr U: Jan Čapek, MgA. Karel Janák 9. Journalist Mikuláš Kroupa and Architect Pavel Bednařík R: Tomáš Hodan V: 2009 K: Ferdinand Mazurek DK: Michal Novotný U: PhDr. Mikuláš Kroupa, Ing. arch. Pavel Bednařík 10. Entrepreneur Radim Jančura and Director/Animator Aurel Klimt R: Tomáš Hodan V: 2009 K: Ferdinand Mazurek DK: Michal Novotný U: Radim Jančura, MgA. Aurel Klimt 11. Photographer Michal Novotný and Scientist Martin Zatloukal R: Tomáš Hodan V: 2009 K: Ferdinand Mazurek DK: Michal Novotný U: Michal Novotný, doc. Ing. Martin Zatloukal, Ph.D. 12. Architect Filip Soukup and Conductor David Švec R: Tomáš Hodan V: 2009 K: Ferdinand Mazurek DK: Michal Novotný U: Filip Soukup, David Švec 13. Journalist Renata Kalenská and Writer David Zábranský R: Tereza Nvotová V: 2009 K: David Cysař DK: Tereza Nvotová U: Renata Kalenská, David Zábranský
Stovku má člověk jednou za život
A portrait of Otakar Vávra, one of the most influential filmmakers in Czechoslovak film history. Born February 28, 2011, Vávra was a film director, screenwriter, FAMU professor - some of his students even dubbed him as the patron of the Czech New Wave - author of important films from the 1930s through 1960s, yet his filmography also includes films that catered to the political tastes of the 50s and 70s. The film was made by three female directors - Alena Činčerová, Adéla Sirotková and Vávra's partner Jitka Němcová.
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.
The Angel's Game
Romana Andelova had cancer as a child and spent many months in hospital. As a little girl in an ugly sterile hospital, she felt very lonely and so she invented her own imaginary fantasy world featuring the fictional characters of cheapskates. She wrote a book about them. Then it occurred to her that her experience could help the sick children who go through the same trauma. The film tells the story of her life, her foundation and her help for the little patients.