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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Kotík the Untameable
Kotík the Untameable

Kotík the Untameable

director: Adam Oľha
original title: Nezkrotitelný Kotík
country: Czech Republic
year: 2017
running time: 58 min.

synopsis

Petr Kotík is one of the world’s most distinguished and renowned authors and tireless promoters of European and American contemporary music. A composer, conductor and flautist on his way between New York, Prague and Ostrava in the documentary by Adam Oľha.

more about film

director: Adam Oľha
producer: Kateřina Ondřejková
script: Adam Oľha
photography: Jakub Halousek
editing: Jan Daňhel
sound: Michal Gábor

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