24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Peasant Common Sense
Originally, this film – which made waves in Czech society – was supposed to be about Czech agriculture and about the factors that have the greatest impact on it. But one of the most important factors turned out to be the entrepreneurial and political activities of Andrej Babiš. A documentary with elements of investigative journalism, the film follows journalists Zuzana Vlasatá and Jakub Patočka as they uncover Babiš’s business style and its impact on society and the environment. Through inventive editing, framing and the use of animation, the film goes beyond a mere presentation of facts to create an original report, made using various tools of the cinematic medium.
“The government must by guided by peasant common sense!” Z. Piussi
In films such as The Crying of Angels (2005, Ji.hlava IDFF 2005) and Fragile Identity (2012, Ji.hlava IDFF 2012), Zuzana Piussi (1971) has explored various issues faced by Slovak society. Leading Czech documentarian Vít Janeček (1970) explored spirituality in Ivetka and the Mountain (2008, Ji.hlava IDFF 2008) and contemporary social issues in Race to the Bottom (2011, Ji.hlava IDFF 2011).
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|director:||Zuzana Piussi, Vít Janeček|
|cast:||Bohumír Rada, Zuzana Vlasatá, Jakub Patočka, Táňa Králová, Jaroslav Boček, František Tomášek, Jana Moravcová, Josef Středula, Jan Rambousek|
|producer:||Petr Kubica, Vít Janeček|
|script:||Vít Janeček, Zuzana Piussi|
|photography:||Zuzana Piussi, Vít Janeček|
|editing:||Vít Janeček, Zuzana Piussi|