27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Jan Foukal
original title: Sami doma
country: Czech Republic
running time: 74 min.
synopsisTwo new flatmates are not even looking for an exit from the lockdown - which becomes more of a backdrop outside the windows of a one-bedroom Prague apartment. Shot on an ever present handheld camera, the reality of the (non)passing time of the pandemic slowly reveals itself. As the protagonists mutually confess and unmask each other over past unfulfilled relationships, we witness how they naturally complement one another in the household. The look inward, at ordinary events, gradually transforms the apartment into an autonomous world of imagination and song. The film thus serves as a manifesto of creation as an escape from an otherwise closed-up world. With giddy exaggeration, the emerging friendship opens up more general questions of the human need for social interaction and sharing life.
biographyDirector and screenwriter Jan Foukal (* 1979) studied documentary filmmaking at FAMU. He is devoted to documentary filmmaking and television production and is a guest member of the Vosto5 Theatre and musician. In 2009, he founded the “Kino otevřeno” (Open Cinema) initiative, which deals with the revitalization of small movie theaters. He is noted for directing the film Two Ships (2021).
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|producer:||Ondřej Zima, Silvie Michajlová, Jan Foukal|
|script:||Jan Foukal, Albert Romanutti|
|music:||Jan Foukal, Albert Romanutti|