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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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And Then He Just Stopped
And Then He Just Stopped
And Then He Just Stopped
And Then He Just Stopped

And Then He Just Stopped

director: Alexandra Sihelská
original title: A pak přestal
country: Czech Republic
year: 2019
running time: 6 min.

synopsis

The author uses film as an art-therapy tool to cope with traumatizing experience of her own. Told from a child’s point of view, the story builds on the symbolism of both common and uncommon objects, a clay body, a writhing snake or a metal means of payment, projected into the narrative structure of repeating motifs.

biography

Alexandra Sihelská studies at the Center for audiovisual studies of FAMU. She is interested in experimental videos, sound and esoterica. Her film And Then He Stopped (2019) was created as a final exam project on the topic “This is what I need to show you.”

more about film

director: Alexandra Sihelská
cast: Robin Štěpánků, Johana Kovářová
producer: Klára Zitová, Alexandra Sihelská
script: Alexandra Sihelská
photography: Alexandra Sihelská, Lucie Ščurková, Tereza Chudáčková
sound: Alexandra Sihelská

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