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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Isle of the Dead
Isle of the Dead
Isle of the Dead
Isle of the Dead

Isle of the Dead

director: Benjamin Nuel
original title: L’île des morts
country: France
year: 2018
running time: 8 min.

synopsis

A virtual interpretation of a famous work by Arnold Böcklin, a Swiss symbolist painter, creates a fantastic world of the 1883 painting as a space of timelessness and a poetic existence during the boat trip with Charon the ferryman. The musical accompaniment is Rachmaninoff's symphonic poem inspired by the same painting.

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director: Benjamin Nuel
producer: Oriane Hurard

other films in the section

BEING AN ASTRONAUT, PART 1
At the training center in Houston, astronauts are tested on how they will enter space. Together with a guide, a French astronaut, the viewer experiences training for a spacewalk, centrifuge simulations, and leaving the vehicle.

BEING AN ASTRONAUT, PART 1

Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff, Jürgen Hansen
France, Germany / 2018 / 15 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Daughters of Chibok
In 2014, members of the Boko Haram terrorist group kidnapped 276 adolescent girls from the Chibok farming community in Nigeria, and 112 of the girls have still not returned home. The film looks at the tragedy, contemporary life, and women’s rights through the characters of the girls’ mothers.

Daughters of Chibok

JOEL BENSON
Nigeria / 2019 / 11 min.
section: Virtual Reality
HanaHana
A metaphorical journey through the physical awareness of your own body and its environment. In a post-apocalyptic-looking world, anthropomorphic fragments and clusters of molecules move through the physical landscape in which structures can replicate, returning to the existential question of what of the "I" remains.    The installation was supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

HanaHana

Naëm Baron, Melodie Mousset
Switzerland / 2016
section: Virtual Reality
The Argos file
A combination of various narrative techniques portrays the world as it might look in 2029, when Argos builds personalized realities using neural technologies, and nearly a third of Earth’s population is addicted to uploading and sharing their memories – somehow very similar to today’s reality. 

The Argos file

Josema Roig
United States / 2016 / 4 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Unrest VR
A stunning rendition of the situation - a person tied by disease to a bed, based on documentation of neurosensory responses to pain or fainting. The viewer goes through difficult-to-imagine situations while experiencing the freedom of floating in their own inner landscape. 

Unrest VR

Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe
United States, France, United Kingdom / 2017 / 20 min.
section: Virtual Reality
The Scream
Norwegian painter Edvard Munch created three versions of The Scream, one of the most important Expressionist paintings, between 1893 and 1910. Here it’s the starting point for a suggestive spatial and interactive examination of darkness, inspirations, and interpretations of this embodiment of internal and external terror.

The Scream

charles ayats, Sandra PAUGAM
France / 2019 / 15 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Home After War
The story of a father who returns to his home in the Iraqi town of Fallujah, where all around are makeshift explosives. When his son dies tragically, it shows the home as a place where you are afraid.

Home After War

Gayatri Parameswaran, Felix Gaedtke
Iraq, Germany, United States / 2018 / 20 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Dinner Party
A hybrid narrative approach tells the true story of Betty and Barney Hill, a mixed-race couple, who reported the first known case of abduction by a UFO in 1961. They recount the supernatural events during a dinner with friends, telling the story while under hypnosis. 

Dinner Party

Angel Manuel Soto
United States / 2017 / 13 min.
section: Virtual Reality
August 68
Thee Czech Radio project allows us to see what the young man has seen, when hindering the passage of Soviet tank with his own body. As well we can try position of the soldier who controlled the tank. The experience is based on a real photo of this moment. It is always going through two participants at a time, and their roles will be exchanged.

August 68

Czech Republic / 2018 / 10 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Unframed – The Intimacies
A visually unique presentation of woodcuts by Swiss artist Félix Vallotton. The woman portrayed in his works reflects on the way the scenes from a story of love and betrayal are depicted. This work is an essay on intimacy and its portrayal.

Unframed – The Intimacies

Félix Vallotton
2018 / 6 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Das Totale Tanz Theater
This sophisticated tribute to the influential artistic movement known as Bauhaus realizes the stage experiments of Oskar Schlemmer and Walter Gropius in ways that have never been possible before. Using a Richard Siegal choreography during which the audience is free to come close to the dancers, this work explores the structured quality and the possibility to influence space while every element of the dance, musical, costumes, stage design and sound design is a reference to the Bauhaus style.

Das Totale Tanz Theater

Diana Schniedermeier , Maya Puig
Germany / 2018 / 8 min.
section: Virtual Reality
The Leap - Inside Architect Dorte Mandrup's Mind
An insight into the creative thinking about constructing a building in harmony with its surroudning landscape through an explanation and the visualization of the thinking process of a prominent architect in Icefjord, Greenland and Wadden, Denmark becomes an essay on the fusion of appearance, function and sustainability.

The Leap - Inside Architect Dorte Mandrup's Mind

Ane Skak, Niels Bjørn
Denmark / 2019 / 20 min.
section: Virtual Reality
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