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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Modern-day Robin Hood
The Modern-day Robin Hood

The Modern-day Robin Hood

director: Eliška Cílková
original title: Moderní Jánošík
country: Czech Republic
year: 2017
running time: 14 min.

synopsis

This film, shot on 16mm colour film, explores the life of a person who steals things according to written lists. He takes only specific things that people need – primarily senior citizens, single mothers, and other socially marginalized people. When is a crime a crime? Where does this modern 21st-century Robin Hood live, and what do his activities bring him?

biography

Eliška Cílková (1987) is a student in the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU. Her original documentary reportage From the Detail to the Whole (2016) was screened at FamuFest, where it was nominated for the best first-year film. It also won the Czech Press Photo Award. 

more about film

director: Eliška Cílková
producer: David Čajčík, Ondřej Šejnoha
photography: Matouš Bičák
editing: Alan Sýs
sound: Jakub Trš

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“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
Another Spy Movie
A young Russian patriot realises that the Czech Republic is the best place to start a career in the Russian intelligence services. She meets with famous speakers who can share some information about Russian spies working in Prague, and she does her best to contact the Russian Embassy to offer them her services.

Another Spy Movie

Zlata Onufrieva
Czech Republic, Russia / 2017 / 15 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
Let's play soldiers
Respectable pieces of military technology have become nothing more than toys. Tanks and armored vehicles glamorously parade through town, and for a moment war seems like a fun pastime, a game for little children.

Let's play soldiers

Zdeněk Chaloupka
Czech Republic / 2016 / 2 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
FAMU: First-year
The first-year workshop of the FAMU Documentary Department is led by Vít Klusák, who, together with his students, will present both the concept of the seminar as well as the films resulting from it during the 2016/17 academic year.

FAMU: First-year

150 min.
section: FAMU Presents
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"Igor´s Great Emotion is a game for one of the most talented post-1989 directors. Contemporary self-reflection of daredevil deeds mixes with reconstructed fragments of laboriously etherized memory. But by calling oneself a “spiritual seeker”, one cannot bury the sleeping demons forever – and so during clinical death, only instant spiritual séances can bring the director back. An attempt at laying off the sedatives and resurrecting a director who ostentatiously killed himself by publishing Diary, or: Death of the Director in order to make the world his empire through the inclusion of the occult." (Jan Strejcovský)

Igor's Great Emotion

Jan Strejcovský
Czech Republic / 2012 / 25 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
The Bark Beetle of Šumava
A documentary with distinctive elements of animation will lead us to the czech side of the Bohemian Forest, where the bark beetle calamity started at the beginning of the new millennium. The film deals not only with the political context surrounding this disaster, but also with the ecological aspects of the situation - the relationship between men and nature.

The Bark Beetle of Šumava

Dimitri Martin Genaudeau
Czech Republic, France / 2018 / 10 min.
section: FAMU Presents
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
Everything will End up in a Pine Box
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Everything will End up in a Pine Box

Alžběta Kovandová
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section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
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section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
Blow-off!
In Czech, “vykuř!” is not only a command but now even an interjection. The film presents an elusive portrait of the ex-structural existence of a poet and modern-day king living outside the system and conventions, yet still moving through all shades of the spectrum of the meaning of this word.
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Blow-off!

Kateřina Dudová
Czech Republic / 2019 / 24 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
OK2PAY
A black and white portrait of cameraman and amateur radio operator Ladislav Prajsner who uses the popular OK2PAY American term on the airwaves. In this field, he is one of the best since he has managed to gradually establish radio contact with all the countries in the world. 
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OK2PAY

Marie-Magdalena Kochová
Czech Republic / 2019 / 10 min.
section: FAMU Presents
World Premiere
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