27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Olga Srstková
original title: 12121
country: Czech Republic
running time: 27 min.
synopsisMental problems, alcoholism and deliberate exclusion from society define a young artist's world until the life-changing date marked by the numbers in the film's title. The moment of his return to life is captured in an introspective portrait that seeks to capture that hard-to-grasp fragility of teetering on the edge of non-existence.
“Martin studied painting at art school. But he didn’t finish his studies because of his alcohol problem. He spent the next five years on the streets and in squats.”
Source: Divadlo 29
biographyOlga Srstková (born 1991) is a social and cultural anthropologist who focuses on urban issues and topics such as sustainability and public space. The audience in Jihlava has already seen her films Workflow (2022), Metrodream (2022), Lie Has Long Legs (2022) and Window of Opportunities (2020). She is a student of the Department of Documentary Films on FAMU.
more about film
|photography:||David Šourek, Václav Pavlíček, Olga Srstková|
|music:||Berlin Manson, Edův Syn|
|sound design:||Lukáš Lülei|