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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Love at the Monastery
Love at the Monastery

Love at the Monastery

director: Jan Rendl
original title: Láska z kláštera
country: Czech Republic
year: 2015
running time: 40 min.

synopsis

In this highly personal film, the director returns to a French Christian community in order to relive thoughts and feelings from several years prior, and to see the woman whom he loved but from whom he had been forcibly separated. Literary journals blend with video, physical love with spiritual love.

biography

Jan Rendl is studying documentary film at FAMU. Love at the Monastery is his graduate film. The Jihlava IDFF previously screened his Experience of an Exorcist (2011) and The Last “V” of Václav Havel (2012).

more about film

director: Jan Rendl
producer: Marek Jindra
script: Jan Rendl
photography: Jan Rendl
editing: Tonička Janková

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