26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Alice Růžičková
original title: Biostruktury
country: Czech Republic
year: 1998
running time: 8 min.


A silent film study that examines plant structures reveals the poetics of nature and the film medium. Static details of a passion fruit, a cherry blossom, onion skins with a dandelion, and tree leaves are captured on film using various techniques, playing with the opposites of light and dark and color contrasts.
“In some sense, scientists - cell biologists in particular - were the first experimental filmmakers.” D. Szalay


Alice Růžičková (1966) is a Czech director, playwright, and pedagogue. She graduated from the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU, which she heads today. She is also involved in television dramaturgy and publishing.

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