28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Beautiful Solution
Beautiful Solution
Beautiful Solution

Beautiful Solution

director: Eliška Cílková
original title: Beautiful Solution
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
running time: 8 min.


The film poem about pesticides reflects on the return to the natural food chain, in which insect pest serve as food for the higher order. The harmonic cycle of life and death, the temple that is the wildflower field resounding with the inebriating sound of crickets chirping and wheat spikes rustling in the wind, is invaded by the human, the ultimate consumer with no natural predator.

„Do we need pesticides, if we have flower strips?“


Eliška Cílková (1987) is a music composer and filmmaker, a student of documentary film at the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. Her films Dare nativitatis and The Modern-day Robin Hood were screened at the Ji.hlava IDFF in 2017. Her bachelor graduate film Pripyat Piano (screened at the Ji.hlava festival in 2020) was awarded the best Central and East-European short documentary at the Silver Eye market and was nominated for the Český lev and the Czech Film Critics' Awards.

more about film

director: Eliška Cílková
producer: FAMU
script: Eliška Cílková
editing: Eliška Cílková
music: Eliška Cílková
sound: Eliška Cílková, Richard Vacula
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