26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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History of Shrouded Screen
History of Shrouded Screen
History of Shrouded Screen
History of Shrouded Screen

History of Shrouded Screen

director: Lea Petříková
original title: Dějiny plátěného filmu
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
running time: 6 min.


A chapter from the cycle of experimental films called If I Ever Lose My Eyes follows representatives of the Movement of Linen Film. Ladislav Valeš sees the film media as the Shroud of Turin which imprints not only the surface, but also what extends beyond us. In the same way, the author of the film imprints Valeš’s face and figure into the black-white countryside surrounding Klapý. The shapes of the bridge and gravestones represent the architectonic morphology of human mind, which merges reality and fiction, consciousness and subconsciousness.

„The film media isn’t sufficient, it is just a surface. We started to think whether it is possible to go deeper, further. Film should mainly represent a development.“


Lea Petříková (1992) is a visual artist and filmmaker. She is a graduate of the Supermedia Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and the Centre of Audiovisual Arts at the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), where she studies a PhD programme. In 2020, she was awarded the Jacques Derrida Prize – a prize for young scientists awarded by the French embassy. Ji.hlava IDFF screened her films Velvet FAMU (2019) and After the Magician (2020).

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director: Lea Petříková
cast: Ladislav Valeš
producer: Tomáš Pertold
photography: Jan Rousek
editing: Jan Rousek
sound: Vojtěch Zavadil
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