25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Ivan Tatíček: A Chronicle of Late-Stage Socialism
original title: Ivan Tatíček – Kronika pozdního socialismu
country: Czech Republic
running time: 110 min.
Ivan Tatíček was among the most prominent figures in the Czech alternative documentary scene in the 1980s. His films are characterized by spontaneity, improvisation and the use of home footage techniques. They authentically depict the atmosphere of life in late-stage socialism, in which they capture a number of personalities of the alternative cultural scene in addition to everyday situations. His films were made under private circumstances, and after private screenings and showings at amateur festivals, they were later completely forgotten about. In a new digitized version prepared by the National Film Archive, they will be presented in a revived premiere with the filmmaker himself an active participant of the screening.
The workshop is led by Martin Blažíček
Group D, 1982, 27 min
Nothing different, 1983, 23 min
Metrofilm, 1984, 9 min
Home, Sweet Home, 1986, 19 min