24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
With her documentary study of the current form of the family, the director follows up on her earlier film Generation Singles. By looking at six different stories, she presents various views and opinions regarding partnership and parenthood – what does shared custody look like, how does a single parent raise children and how do lesbians? How do patchwork families function, how is it with adopted kids and how is it with people who have decided to never have any at all? In intimate on-camera interviews, the participants explain their decisions, however voluntary, and reflect on the causes and consequences of their (non-)functioning families or partnerships.
“Changes in the concept of family are a sign of the times. Today there are many different forms of cohabitation. I am not judging whether the fact that the family is changing is good or bad. I am merely recording this trend because it affects us all.” J. Počtová
Jana Počtová (1980) studied documentary film at FAMU. Besides working on numerous documentary series and cycles for Czech Television, she has also created original documentary shorts, such as Eshq (2004), The Club (2008) and Eyes of the Tiger (2011), and the feature-length Ivan Hartl’s Snow Fields (2012), Generation Singles (2011, shown in competition at Ji.hlava), Fragments of PK (2013) and Yo-Yo means Yes Yes (2014).
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|producer:||Daniel Tuček, Věra Krincvajová|
|photography:||Ferdinand Mazurek, Petr Koblovský|