28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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These Times Are Not For Us
These Times Are Not For Us
These Times Are Not For Us
These Times Are Not For Us

These Times Are Not For Us

director: Jan Látal
original title: Tahle doba není pro nás
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
running time: 51 min.


For some people, the legendary singer Jan Nedvěd represents an obsolete kitsch artist, for others a musical cult icon representing values that are rapidly disappearing. The documentary follows the daily life of a musician, advanced in his years, who embarks on (perhaps) his last tour, recalling his youth spent in the great outdoors and recounting criticism he received for performing at political demonstrations. A series of interviews with Nedvěd about his passion for music, interpersonal skills, and his twilight years supplement commentaries on loved ones, loyal fans, today's young vagabonds, and the humorous controversy of contemporary musicians stiffly parodying Nedvěd's own songs.


Jan Látal (1980) studied documentary filmmaking at FAMU. He's the filmmaker behind the first 3D Czech documentary film A Message from Tučín (2016). He presented the films Paroubek with a Thousand Faces (2011) and Czech Beer War (2014) at Ji.hlava IDFF and won at Famufest with One Day in Life (2012) and Stanislav Gross - Honestly (2014).

more about film

director: Jan Látal
producer: Martina Šantavá, Rebeka Bartůňková
script: Jan Látal
photography: Jan Látal, Ondřej Belica, Klára Belicová
editing: Šárka Sklenářová
sound: Vojtěch Knot, Lukáš Kosek, Martin Stýblo, Eliška Blauberová
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas