28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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You Will Never See It All
You Will Never See It All
You Will Never See It All
You Will Never See It All
You Will Never See It All

You Will Never See It All

director: Štěpán Pech
original title: Chybění
country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
year: 2023
running time: 80 min.


Conceptual visual artist Ján Mančuška died in 2011. However, in his short 39 years of existence, he managed to create a number of remarkable works, many of which have been exhibited in renowned galleries around the world – including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and MoMA in New York. In his homeland, however, his work reflecting everyday life, social reality or the meaning of language has never achieved comparable fame. Together with the children of an artist who was not afraid to confront the public with the question of the meaning of art, the director embarks on a journey that aims not only to get closer to Mančuška, but also to reveal him in hitherto unrecognised shades, thus filling in the gaps that are increasingly appearing in the context of the fading memory of his personality.

“We are trying to make [Mančuška's] works present, to confront them again. Not to be dependent only on recollection, on memory, but to actually have the opportunity to relive it, to see these things again.” — Štěpán Pech
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Štěpán Pech graduated from the Studio of Photography at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and the Department of Directing at FAMU in Prague. As a freelance artist, he works in photography, exhibitions, photomontages and film directing. He is also the creative director of the production company Real Pictures. His short film Love Dialogues Part 3 was screened at Ji.hlava IDFF in 2014.

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director: Štěpán Pech
cast: Ondřej Lipovský
producer: Anna Mach Rumanová, Marek Dusil
script: Štěpán Pech
photography: Stanislav Adam
editing: Jan Daňhel
music: Jonatán Pastirčák
sound design: Michal Horváth
co-producer: Martina Šantavá
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