28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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A Full Nest 2
A Full Nest 2
A Full Nest 2
A Full Nest 2

A Full Nest 2

director: Linda Kallistová Jablonská
original title: 2Plné hnízdo v Libereckém kraji
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 26 min.


The second series of the project on fostering and parenting delved much deeper into the darker corners of family life. This episode follows the Buchar family, who have found themselves in foster care. But what do the parents think of when their biological offspring becomes seriously ill? Do they feel that taking in non-biological children might not have been such a good idea? And how do they deal with the fact that even retarded or otherwise hedonic children will one day start to light up their calves and look for love, and want sex?

"The full Nest represents education in the best sense of the word, that is, precisely what belongs to the main tasks of public television. It is not an observation, a time-consuming observation of different foster families, but a full-fledged "manual" that tries to show the topic of adopting and raising children from all sides. Significantly, Czech Television filmed it in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the regions of the Czech Republic."
Quote from Reflex.


Linda Kallistová Jablonská was born in 1979 in Prague. She finished her studies at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts with the documentary film Forward Left, Forward Right, which won the Audience Award at the 2008 Ji.hlava IDFF. She works mainly for Czech Television as a director of documentary films and journalistic series. Among others, she made Welcome to the DPRK and Heat in the Czech Republic, a documentary about the debate in the Czech Republic on global climate change. The short documentary Earthlings, Who Will You Vote For?, made under her direction by people with intellectual disabilities, was also successful at the Ji.hlava IDFF.

more about film

director: Linda Kallistová Jablonská
producer: Jiřina Budíková
photography: Šimon Havel
editing: Hedvika Hansalová
sound: Vojtěch Knot, Petr Šoltys
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