27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
how much is it uncomfortable for dogs to step out on a highway?
director: Anna Petruželová
original title: za jak dlouho začnou pejska pálit tlapičky když vystoupí na dálnici
country: Czech Republic
running time: 81 min.
synopsisThe primary motif of the documentary is the journey. A metaphorical journey, a spiritual journey, a tangible journey, a forest path, a road, a sidewalk, a drug trip, or a journey abroad. The director pastes together a collage of micro-stories of people and places that comment on the journey. Her documentary oscillates between playful absurdism, existentialism and existential questions, environmentalism, and social commentary. The dynamism and rhythm of the narrative are then determined by the jumps between different forms of video, such as analogue film, digital film, and mobile phone filming.
“I think there's this idea of adventure, that you go somewhere straight, and you don’t know where you're going. It doesn’t matter where you go, as long as you get somewhere.” — Roman Prahl, art historian
biographyAnna Petruželová (* 1998) studies documentary filmmaking at FAMU. In her films, she often also functions as the cinematographer and editor. Her student film puddles, I don’t know (2018) won an award in the Fascination category at Ji.hlava.
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|editing:||Anna Petruželová, Rosalinda Hálová|
|sound design:||Ondřej Novotný|