28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: David Čálek
original title: Stop Time
country: Czech Republic
running time: 92 min.
synopsisWe had a unique moment. Czech Republic without tourists, mountains without skiers, empty streets, shops, all of this suddenly seemed almost magical. A different view of reality opened up to us. Free from descriptiveness, focused on the essential things that make life worth living. The main heroes of the film are frozen time, David Chmelař, a tugboat driver, Vanda Hybnerová, an actress, Tomáš Halík, a priest and philosopher, Havel Parkán, a café owner, and Radůza, a singer. They all agreed at the beginning that this is a time that is an opportunity to make a difference.
biographyAs a cinematographer, he has worked on a number of film, television, fiction and documentary programmes from the early 1990s to the present. In addition to his work as a cinematographer, he has directed several internationally award-winning feature documentaries released in theatrical distribution or on HBO and Netflix.
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