24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Judge over the Czech Way
The documentary reflects on thirty years of renewed democracy by way of a court hearing, whose subject matter. The film brings together actors in the roles of the plaintiff, defense counsel and judge with real people who represent Czech society as spectators, witnesses and members of the jury. The film is clearly inspired by a court hearing regarding a two-generation dispute filmed by Czechoslovak Television in 1966.
“The story of an idealism and naivety of one and rationality of others. Review of thirty years of a divided society, who did not know about it. ” R. Sedláček
Robert Sedláček (1973) has graduated from documentary film-making at FAMU, Prague. The most noticeable of all his documentaries are the trilogy In Those Days (1999, 2000, 2002), Václav Bělohraddský: Nobody Is Listening (2004) and Miloš Zeman - a Politician’s Obituary and a Praise of Vysočina (2007). He shoots TV series, such as The Czech Century (2013) and La bohème (2017), as well as feature films, such as Men in Rut (2009), Long Live the Family! (2011) and Jan Palach (2018).
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