27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Veronika Lišková
original title: Danielův svět
country: Czech Republic
running time: 75 min.
synopsisTwenty-five year old literary academy student Daniel is dealing with his non-traditional sexual orientation, the perception of which in society is colored by a number of prejudices. He introduces his family, friends, and society to his lot as a homosexual pedophile – and through his creative writing, himself as well. This documentary empathetically captures public and private moments of his confessions. Daniel’s deep self-reflection and emphasis on other than purely sexual values enabled the creators to present the situation of a pedophile completely and humanely. His charm, self-deprecating view, and sense of exaggeration give the film a surprising lightness and wit.
“Let’s watch some boys.” “OK, one pedo-anthem, then.”
biographyVeronika Lišková studied culturology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at Charles University, and screenwriting and dramaturgy at FAMU. She has worked with a number of renowned film festivals. She was the editor in chief of the festival newspaper for the Jihlava IDFF and also ran Nový Prostor magazine. Currently she works at the Documentary Film Institute and focuses on her artistic creations. Her filmography includes Touches of Dance (2010), Meantimes (2010), Until God Do Us Part (2011) and A Slightly Better World (2012).
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