28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Talking About Adultery
Talking About Adultery
Talking About Adultery
Talking About Adultery
Talking About Adultery

Talking About Adultery

director: Bára Jíchová Tyson
original title: Talking About Adultery
country: Czech Republic, United States
year: 2019
running time: 72 min.


In open testimonies by husbands, wives, and lovers, this highly stylized introspective fi m presents different forms of marriage and searches for the meaning of this institution in our post-consumerist society. Through a visually dominant text conversation between the central couple R. and B., the viewer gradually begins to identify with the stories of anonymous heroes who balance fulfillment of love and sexuality in relationships, cope with their frustration, or describe the rediscovered value of marriage. Metaphors and collages reflect the filmmaker’s perspective, and ultimately a surprising twist of life connected to the filming.

“Infidelity is actually a boring topic, yet it can be quite telling about one.” B. Jíchová Tyson


Bára Jíchová Tyson is a Czech artist and documentary filmmaker who has lived in the United States since 2002, where she studied filmmaking at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her short film The Hatch House made the rounds of the American festival circuit in 2016.

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director: Bára Jíchová Tyson
producer: Emily Miller, Bára Jíchová Tyson, Richard Tyson
script: Bára Jíchová Tyson
photography: Benjamin Jicha, Bára Jíchová Tyson
editing: Bára Jíchová Tyson, David Barker, Alyse Ardell Spiegel
music: Brian Saia, BAZEL
sound: Jun Mizumachi
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