27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Solstices of Petr Nikl
The Solstices of Petr Nikl
The Solstices of Petr Nikl
The Solstices of Petr Nikl
The Solstices of Petr Nikl

The Solstices of Petr Nikl

director: Pavel Jirásek
original title: Slunovraty Petra Nikla
country: Czech Republic
year: 2022
running time: 52 min.


Petr 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.


Pavel 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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director: Pavel Jirásek
producer: Dušan Mulíček
script: Pavel Jirásek
photography: Marek Jícha
editing: Jiří Kubík
sound: Roman Pavlík
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