27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Kateř Tureček
original title: Iluze
country: Czech Republic
year: 2018
running time: 52 min.


In her original concept of a film as a computer game, the author presents her personal report from Budapest where she was spent a year as a student. The viewers take part in a game, going through several levels that put them into everyday situations related to the issues of the contemporary Hungarian society: they see the capital with the eyes of tourists, but they are mostly forced to use the subjective perspective of the Hungarians to think about the freedom of art, the right to education, medical care, and the questionable Hungarian political situation in general where the name of the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, is often heard again and again.

“The most demanding part of this film was to fight my own paranoia and the standardized thinking constantly produced by my characters and the system I made the film about.” K. Turečková


Kateřina Turečková (1993) originally studied the Theory and history of dramatic arts at Palacký University in Olomouc; later, she went to study at the Documentary Film Department at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where she made her personal documentary miniatures such as Strip (2015), The Invertebrates (2015), and Lenka (2016). Lenka has been presented at the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. Kateřina Turečková has also made a film poem about her native town of Kyjov, Traditions (2017).

more about film

director: Kateř Tureček
producer: Markéta Janečková
script: Kateř Tureček
photography: Ludvík Otevřel
editing: Lucie Navrátilová
sound: Šimon Herrmann
skladatel: Vladivojna La Chia, Johny Poupě, Tamed&Confused Tamed&Confused, DIzzcock DIzzcock, Ima Teva, -Diesel Diesel Max, Jirka Libánský
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