Of the Near and the Distant
A film profile of Adriena Šimotová.
The Memory of Land
Open-cast mining leaves an uncertain future for the whole landscape. - Department of documentary film, FAMU - 3rd year (bachelor degree work).
Fruit Falling On Its Own
Documentary film about a painter and a graphic artist Jiří John who is a significant representant of the Czech post-war art. He was born in 1923 in Třešť, in the central Bohemia, the local nature inspired many of his works. The nature, to which he was
closely attached, was the main source of his themes. John´s work was fully appreciated after his death in 1972. The documentary film Fruit falling of itself is a fragile and attentive portrait which was realized with John´s wife, also an artist, Adriena Šimotová and his brother Vladimír John. His friends – theoretician of arts Jaromír Zemina and poet and translator Jan Vladislav – complete this portrait with their erudite notice.
On the Edge
Through the outskirts of Prague with philosopher Zdeněk Vašíček. – Department of documentary film, FAMU – 5th year (bachelor degree film).
Petr Záruba (1972), Czech Republic Director and Cameraman. Filmography: 2009 - Psychosomatic on the edge, 26 min documentary, Czech Television – cameraman On the edge, 26 min documentary, FAMU, cameraman and director 2008 - Ovoce samo padající – Fruit Falling of Itself, 26 min documentary, Czech Television and Spinel Production, director 2005 - Paměť krajiny – Memory of the Ladnscape, 16 min. documentary, FAMU, director 2003 - O blízkém a vzdáleném – About the close and the distant, 11 min. documentary, FAMU, director (Special price of Evald Schorm, festival Academia film Olomouc, 2003) Professional experience: 2009 - six months at Zadig Productions in Paris, postproduction of the film Dissitents by Ruth Zylberman for Arte TV 2008 – 2009 - Post-production of the TV series (26 episodes) for Czech Television and movie The Golden Sixties by Martin Šulík 2008 - cameraman on various TV reports for Z1 TV. 2007 - camera assistant on Milos Forman’s Dobře placená procházka (Well Paid Walk)2000 - 2009 – FAMU Academy of performing Arts, Prague – Master – Documentary film 2005 - Erasmus at Université Paris 9, France, Cinema studies 1992 - 1998 - Faculty of natural sciences, University of Charles in Prague, Master – Biology and Geography.