27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Solstices of Petr Nikl
director: Pavel Jirásek
original title: Slunovraty Petra Nikla
country: Czech Republic
running time: 52 min.
synopsisPetr Nikl is a founding member of the Tvrdohlaví (Hard Headed) art group. He is an intermedia artist with classical roots who freely and convincingly expresses himself through traditional art techniques and original books, interactive projects, and improvisational events based on performance, theatre, and music. He won the Jindřich Chalupecký Award in 1995, is a multiple winner of the Best Book Award, and received the Golden Angel Award in the Alternative Music category in 2005. Petr Nikl looks back on his life and his career and gives an imaginary vision of where his path will lead in the future.
biographyPavel Jirásek (* 1963) is a screenwriter, director, musician, and writer. He studied aesthetics and musicology at Masaryk University in Brno. In cooperation with Czech Television, he produced cultural magazines such as Salon, Notes, and Styl. He has created numerous portraits and short documentaries on art, culture, and society. He also directed musical and theatrical recordings.
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