28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Preparations for Film T
Preparations for Film T
Preparations for Film T
Preparations for Film T

Preparations for Film T

director: Milan Klepikov
original title: Přípravy k filmu T
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
running time: 93 min.


In his film at the intersection of an experiment and a poetic documentary, Milan Klepnikov looks at the end of the world as defined by the poet Petr Král, who is convinced that children are born into a world which has in fact already ended. Trying to understand the young generation’s viewpoint and to capture the end of cinema as we know if, Klepnikov wildly chases and captures visual and auditive input, which he combines into a film sketchbook consisting of fragments of the lives of young people who apparently have been through the end of the world, but who still have many years ahead of them.

“I appreciate Petr Král’s unshakable conviction about the end of the world as much as I like his peace of mind. Indeed, there’s no room for whining – not as long as there are certain moments, however meaningless or ridiculous they may seem at first sight, which can still be gained from the world.” (Milan Klepikov)


Milan Klepikov (1965), a script editor, publicist, and film director, graduated from Film Studies at Charles University. Since 2000, he has been the head of the Czech National Film Archive cinema department. He is a co-founder of the Cinepur magazine, a lecturer of Film Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University and at the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), and a correspondent of several Czech and German film magazines and periodicals. Preparation for the film T. is his debut feature film.

more about film

director: Milan Klepikov
cast: Adam Čepelák , Ivan Kunc, Diviš Votoček, Darja Míková, Anna Brabcová
producer: Martin Vandas, Antonie Dědečková
script: Milan Klepikov
editing: Jiří Holba
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas