28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Sportsman

Sportsman

director: Pavel Koutecký
original title: O sportovci
country: Czech Republic
year: 1994
running time: 11 min.

synopsis

Olympic athlete with mental disabilities Bronislav Zemek is not a flower in a greenhouse, but an example of raw unbridled humanity. Roman Sejkot's collage of expressive photographs, which won the World Press Photo Award in 1994, looks into a disturbingly spontaneous, grotesquely free world without masks and social barriers.

biography

Pavel Koutecký (1956–2006), director, screenwriter and teacher, was one of the most important Czech documentary filmmakers. He collaborated with the Film and Sociology Association. He focused on time-lapse documentaries about the protagonists of the Velvet Revolution. After his tragic death during filming in 2007, the Pavel Koutecký Award began to be awarded.

more about film

director: Pavel Koutecký
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