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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Mater noster

director: Marika Pecháčková
original title: Mater noster
country: Czech Republic
year: 2012
running time: 49 min.

synopsis

"For 40% of sick people, doctors are unable to determine what is wrong with them. In order to be able to treat such patients, they give them false diagnoses. My mother has had a headache for more than a year. She goes from one doctor to another and listens to their diagnoses. Each has his own way of seeing. None of them can help her. Who will this film help? Whose pain is it? Why does my mother have a headache and why am I making this film about her?" (Marika Pecháčková)

more about film

director: Marika Pecháčková
producer: Studio Famu

other films in the section

If you place one spaghetti on second spaghetti
“When Joe says that the world will end in twenty years, why make movies?” “But this is also a culinary film!” This summery, sunny portrait of the French film collective MTK, devoted to their artistic cinema lab equipped to work with black and white and color material, offers similar impressive fragments of thoughts, comments and questions. The film will be screened from 16mm film.
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If you place one spaghetti on second spaghetti

Anna Petruželová
Czech Republic, France / 2019 / 12 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
Al-Araqeeb
A documentary observing the fortunes of the Al-Araqarqeeb , a village that has been already destroyed 111 times. The Bedouin settlement was needed for military training, so the army ordered its evacuation in 1951. The inhabitants were not permitted to come back even after the date that was set for them to return. The village is being repeatedly demolished by the state of Israel since 2010.  The struggle between the state and its citizens continues.

Al-Araqeeb

Jakub Charvát
Czech Republic, Israel / 2017 / 20 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
Everything will End up in a Pine Box
A mini-portrait, treading lightly on the fringe of a gently parodic self-portrait, of the collector/gynaecologist/animal breeder/honorary consul/Dutch/Czech gentleman Oldřich Uttendorfský. Through the panopticon of an ordinary day, we are introduced to a man in whom languages, times, and cultures blend in a way that is difficult to analyse and interpret.‬

Everything will End up in a Pine Box

Alžběta Kovandová
Czech Republic / 2015 / 17 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
What Is Behind the Canvas?
Legendary Czech documentary filmmaker and head of FAMU’s documentary department Karel Vachek returns to painting after 35 years. On the way from his exhibition in Tišnov, he shares his memories and distinctive views on art and life.

What Is Behind the Canvas?

Haukur Hallsson
Czech Republic / 2016 / 12 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
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The Skull Man

Robin Kvapil
Czech Republic / 2012 / 40 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
Varga
A film portrait of a legend of the Czechoslovak music scene takes a look at rock keyboardist Marián Varga (1947–2017) near the end of his life when he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. She filmed this hugely introverted chain smoker during his last performances as he slowly began to lose his breath.

Varga

Sona Maletz
Slovakia, Czech Republic / 2017 / 52 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
Show me the war
Fixers are local guides who tell journalists how to get the best images of war – from what angle to shoot a ruined airport, which checkpoint to pass through and which to avoid. A wartime road movie from eastern Ukraine, the film follows the fixer Ruslan and a Columbian television crew that wants just one thing – to see war.

Show me the war

Zdeněk Chaloupka
Czech Republic / 2016 / 40 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
Umm al-Hiran
Under the surface of the modern state of Israel there lie stories that are largely hidden from European visitors. One of these is the fate of Palestinian Bedouins in underdeveloped areas living in unrecognized villages. A meditatively experimental film by an Israeli-Czech team captures the atmopshere of these places and the tragic fates of some of their inhabitants.

Umm al-Hiran

Uri Schachter, Kateřina Traburová, Hana Nováková
Israel, Czech Republic / 2017 / 11 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
Kov o kov
Mum is. Mum lives. There’s a scar on her chest, but don’t pay any notice. There’s a heart inside that is beating. Metal against metal. A mechanical aortic valve to replace the one that was all used up. The heart beats on. The film poem gets beneath the surface, opening up the skin through projection. It shows a process that gives new life.

Kov o kov

Greta Stocklassa
Czech Republic / 2017 / 4 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
FAMU: First-year
Documentary filmmaker Jan Šípek took over the workshop of first-year FAMU students at the Department of Documentary Film in Prague from Vít Klusák. Under his leadership, students created a series of works during a seminar, which are to be presented at this year's festival. Thus, the audience will have the opportunity to get a closer look at the work of young documentary filmmakers, since a part of their work is not normally presented outside of school. The workshop is led by Jan Šípek. Students: Anežka Fišárková, Širín Nafariehová, Kryštof Zvolánek, Michael Jiřinec, Juliana Moska, and Josef Švejda.
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FAMU: First-year

150 min.
section: FAMU Presents
Rendez-vous with a Soft Islamophobe
Martin Konvička is a scandalous figure in the Czech media. After reading an internet article in which his performance on Wenceslas Square was featured, Aysel coming from a Muslim background, was curious about facing a person who propagates an anti-Muslim agenda and wanted to try to understand his motives.

Rendez-vous with a Soft Islamophobe

Aysel Akhundova
Czech Republic / 2017 / 9 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
Lenka
A portrait of performance artist, sculptor, artist, teacher, woman and mother Lenka Klodová. In several segments, each filmed in a different manner, the director tries to create an intimate portrait of her subject. She speaks to her and calls out, and hopes for an answer.

Lenka

Kateřina Turečková
Czech Republic / 2016 / 17 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
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