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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Kyiv Etude
Kyiv Etude
Kyiv Etude

Kyiv Etude

director: Eduard Tymlin
original title: Kyi'vs'kyj etjud
country: USSR
year: 1966
running time: 9 min.

synopsis

Close-up details of sculptures and architecture in public spaces and shots of people on big city streets, set to music ranging from romantic tunes to jazz. The series of portraits and anthropological sketches shows one day in the life of Kyiv.

biography

Eduard Tymlin (1938) is primarily a cinematographer; in addition to his own work, he is the head of the Cinematography Department of the Film and Television faculty at the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Czech audiences are familiar with Tymlin’s style thanks to his work on the film The Golem: The Petrified Garden. Roman Balayan cast him in a small role in his film Guard Me, My Talisman (1989).

more about film

director: Eduard Tymlin

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19th Nervous Breakdown
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19th Nervous Breakdown

Naško Križnar
Slovenia / 1966 / 5 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
The Only Way
A view of the socio-political reality of the Republic of Latvia before it was liberated from Soviet domination. The monochrome collage subvert the symbols of totalitarian power, shatters and breaks down propagandistic images of workers and former political representatives, and reveals the emptiness of their fragile ideological convulsions.

The Only Way

Viesturs Grazdanovics
Latvia / 1990 / 6 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
Central European Premiere
Phantom Limb
The director has for the last 5 years made theatre and performance in total darkness with the aim of triggering the other senses and audience imagination. Phantom Limb his first film in this series, which mostly deals with total darkness.  We are following Mads as he enters his first regression therapy session, and gets guided into hypnosis. All recordings are real.

Phantom Limb

Thomas Østgaard
Norway / 2016 / 5 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
World Premiere
Myocardial Infarction
An award-winning film at the International Festival of Short Films in Oberhausen in 1968 uses artistic means to document the experience of a heart failure. The film’s rhythm does not work only with the dynamic editing and a disrupted shot composition, but also with sound effects and music illustrating the rapid heart rate of an ill heart. By irony of fate, the debut’s director Wojciech Wiszniewski died of a heart attack aged 34.

Myocardial Infarction

Wojciech Wiszniewski
Poland / 1967 / 7 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
My Riga
At the time this personal take on the Latvian capital and its residents was made, it radically exceeded the ideological rhetoric of contemporary works. It presented one of the first expressions of the poetic documentary film movement, which rebelled against the regime with its stylistic experiments.

My Riga

Aloizs Brenčs
Latvia / 1960 / 22 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
Czech Premiere
The Idylls of Kirtimai
An observational anthropological study follows the life of the residents of the largest Roma settlement in Lithuania. Instead of the usual tendency to draw attention to their poverty, lack of education, and discrimination, the film focuses primarily on an ideologically unencumbered representation of everyday patterns of life.

The Idylls of Kirtimai

Artūras Jevdokimovas
Lithuania / 1991 / 13 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
Czech Premiere
The Seal
A man talks about life in a repressive society in this satirical critique of power and bureaucracy. The concept of a seal acts as a leitmotiv for the narrator’s milestones in life (birth, marriage, death). The film is one of Makavejev’s earlier works (it was made in 1955), but its story and message nevertheless remain timeless.

The Seal

Dušan Makavejev
Yugoslavia / 1955 / 18 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
Czech Premiere
Transformation
Transformation is a short film crafted by Grzegorz G. Zgraj as part of his final student film dissertation. The film explores the structure of images and the relationship between sound and image. By using zoom and fragmented imagery alongside flute and prepared pianos, Zgraj illustrates the complexity of the visual structure.

Transformation

Grzegorz G. Zgraja
Poland / 1978 / 4 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
There, There
A visually stunning static view of a colour-tinged landscape reflecting the inner dimensions of dreams, memories and visions. An emphasis on the internal mood is underscored by a minimalist acoustic soundtrack characterised with prolonged poetic tones.

There, There

Dodda Maggý
Iceland / 2013 / 4 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
The First Photo of Me Ever Taken
A minute-long self-portrait shows an archival photograph of Milenko Jovanović as a child, relativizing the reliability of historical artefacts in relation to unreliable human memory. Using a flicker effect, the static photograph became animated in time. The author highlights the structural qualities of both these media, the permanence of photographs and the ability of film to capture movement, and their effect on the perception of what is portrayed.

The First Photo of Me Ever Taken

Milenko Jovanović
Serbia / 1972 / 1 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
Ten Minutes Before the Flight of Icarus
An observational film that won the grand prize at the Oberhausen film festival; considered to be a manifesto of the post-Soviet generation of documentary filmmakers using the observation method. The film, without commentary, uses its immersive visual poetics to draw the viewer into the lives of ordinary people in the historical areas of Vilnius.

Ten Minutes Before the Flight of Icarus

Arūnas Matelis
Lithuania / 1990 / 10 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
Minningar
In her audio-visual essay, the author looks back on her childhood, exploring how memories affect her present experience. The original 8 mm footage transforms into video and its pixels deform memories into stains resembling oil paintings.

Minningar

Kristín Scheving
Iceland / 2000 / 10 min.
section: Conference Fascinations
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