26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Asphalt of the Countryside

Asphalt of the Countryside

director: Petr Žemla
original title: Vesnickej Asfalt
country: Czech Republic
year: 2021
running time: 9 min.


The film captures the relationship between two brothers who share a passion for parkour. But instead of urban obstacles and a gang of friends, they must make do with their immediate surroundings and a playground their parents built in their garden.

(director's text)


A graduate of the Studio of Graphic Design and Multimedia, Žemla currently is attending the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava. Besides photography, he is also drawn to film and intermedia work. He practices parkour.

more about film

director: Petr Žemla
producer: Petr Žemla
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
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