27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Dreams About Stray Cats
Dreams About Stray Cats
Dreams About Stray Cats
Dreams About Stray Cats

Dreams About Stray Cats

director: David Sís
original title: Sny o toulavých kočkách
country: Czech Republic, United States, France
year: 2021
running time: 96 min.


The documentary Dreams About Stray Cats tells the life story of fine artist Petr Sís, who is regarded as one of the most important figures in the contemporary international art and cultural scene. He is the author of many children's books, an illustrator, a graphic artist, and the creator of many animated films. Petr has also won dozens of prestigious awards throughout his career. Director David Sís fleshes out the inner world of his older brother, using it as a medium to tell the close relationship he shares with him. The film is composed of original footage shot in New York, Paris, Aubusson, and Lisbon, as well as in Prague and Brno. Footage is strategically spliced with the animations of Sís's works, allowing the viewer to confront the real world through the world of Petr Sís.


David Sís (1962) is a graduate of the Department of Directing at FAMU in Prague, the son of director Vladimír Sís, and the brother of fine artist Petr Sís. He’s experienced in documentary filmmaking, feature-length films, TV series, made-for-TV programs, and live television broadcasts and concerts. Sís has shot many commercials for important clients and a number of video clips for both Czech and international performers. He is the author and screenwriter of such popular series as On the Road, Embarrassments, Pandurango, and Family Secrets. His graduate film Hat-Trick about a football match during Nazi occupation won an award at the IFF in Kobe, Japan while his experimental film Maltchik was awarded at festivals in Tel Aviv and Poitiers, France.

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director: David Sís
producer: Vít Bělohradský, Kateřina Bělohradská
script: David Sís
photography: Vít Bělohradský, Vojtěch Vančura
editing: Alexander Brož, David Votava
music: Robert Jíša, Dominik Renč
sound: David Titěra
koproducent: Věra Krincvajová
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