27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Empty Location / And what about you, Mireček?
director: Jan Rousek
original title: Prázdná místa / A co ty, Mirečku?
country: Czech Republic
running time: 11 min.
synopsisHow do locations of iconic scenes in Czechoslovak classic cinema look like today? This film makes use of soundtracks to transfer viewers into the classic works of cinema of the past millennium, while, by way of contrasting footage of today’s real look of the places, it builds a provocative bridge between the past decades and contemporary times.
“We only serve tap water with coffee.”
Source: Film Inheritence / in Empty Location / And what about you, Mireček? (7:36 - 7:39)
biographyJan Rousek (b. 1984) is a director, cameraman, film editor and curator. He has a degree in history from the South Bohemian University and in documentary filmmaking from FAMU. At the latter film academy, he is currently writing a PhD thesis on colonialism in Czechoslovak cinema. At the 2020 Ji.hlava IFDF, he curated the section Into History: Expedition of a Colony.
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