28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Quarry

director: Josef Švejda
original title: Kamenolom
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 7 min.

synopsis

Anežka lives surrounded by cracks left by the (in)presence of her foster son and begs God for him to turn to faith. Fragments of echoes from his prison cell alternate with the daily routines that fill the stretching time. Meanwhile, the storm outside the windows covers the rough Beskydy landscape. The documentary film poem reveals a complex relationship of unconditional love that brings both hope and suffering.

biography

Josef Švejda (born 1990) is a graduate of Communication Studies and Journalism at Charles University and a student of the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU. His short film debut JANG (2022) received the Pavel Koutecký Award. Ji.hlava IDFF presented Švejda's film Vox Populi (2022) in the FAMU Presents section.

more about film

director: Josef Švejda
producer: Tomáš Šimon
photography: Jan Vališ
editing: Rosalinda Hálová
sound: David Prochazka
executive producer: Barbora Smotlachová
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