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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Grandfather’s Magic
Grandfather’s Magic
Grandfather’s Magic
Grandfather’s Magic

Grandfather’s Magic

director: Jan Strejcovský
original title: Dědova magika
country: Czech Republic
year: 2015
running time: 20 min.

synopsis

This portrait of the filmmaker’s grandfather, stage manager of the Laterna Magika and slightly eccentric intellectual, is stylised into a surreal performance. In a small space, the film builds an original formal structure that freely oscillates between playfulness and illustration, childishness and seriousness, the Buddhistic here and now and sharp patterns of thoughtful post-production.

biography

Jan Strejcovský is studying in the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU. In addition to the creation of documentaries, he also acts and participates in collectively directed projects. His films Igor’s Big Emotion (2012) and The Powerlessness of the Powerful (2014) have both been screened at the Jihlava IDFF.

more about film

director: Jan Strejcovský
producer: Tomáš Smrček
photography: Filip Marek
editing: Michal Böhm
music: Jan Strejcovský
sound: Radim Lapčík

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section: FAMU Presents
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section: FAMU Presents
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Varga

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section: FAMU Presents
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