28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
All Ends Well
director: Miroslav Janek
original title: Všechno dobře dopadne
country: Czech Republic
running time: 79 min.
synopsisThe queen, or mother, bee, drones and workers. Industriousness, togetherness, and selflessness in the name of a functional community that leaves no room for egocentrism. This poetic essay depicts the fascinating world of beehives, the layouts of which are an example to human society. Through observations of insects and conversations with beekeepers, as well as references from Radomil Hradil's book Bees and Their World, we learn that the bee, objectively the most important creature on Earth, has become an endangered species due to the actions of mankind, whose greed and selfishness may lead to its destruction. It’s clear, however, that all will turn out well for Earth, with or without humanity…
biographyDirector, cameraman, editor, and teacher Miroslav Janek (* 1954) has made dozens of documentaries and short films. He began as an amateur filmmaker and later worked in Germany, the USA, and Italy, collaborating with Godfrey Reggio on the famous Qatsi trilogy: Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, Naqoyqatsi. Since the 1990s, he has been making film and television documentaries in the Czech Republic, which are characterised by a variety of themes and stylistic approaches.
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