28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Hell Bad Trip Heaven

Hell Bad Trip Heaven

director: Anna Rotreklová
original title: Peklo Bad Trip Ráj
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 8 min.


A bad trip is a very unpleasant experience induced by psychedelics that often resembles being in hell. The outcome is not necessarily traumatic. Integrating the event may have a positive psychological impact of getting closer to the essence of being. The protagonist tells the story of a bad trip experienced at the Bufo Alvarius ceremony that brings up the question of whether the journey to an imaginary heaven, inner peace and self-acceptance may lead through the very hell she went through.

This film will be featured in the online edition of Ji.hlava IDFF.


Student of Multimedia Technologies, Silesian University in Opava. Studied psychology, addictology, social pathology and prevention. Made a BA film called Fantastic Therapy that links her areas of interest and deals with psychedelic-assisted therapy. Likes to add amusing captions to her photos of bizarre objects.

more about film

director: Anna Rotreklová
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas