28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Art Talent Show

Art Talent Show

director: Tomáš Bojar, Adéla Komrzý
original title: Zkouška umění
country: Czech Republic
year: 2022
running time: 102 min.


Young artists apply to the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague hoping that by studying at the prestigious school they will achieve fame, recognition, and the satisfaction of self-expression. The observational documentary follows the admissions process of three studios headed by strong art figures who attempt to get authentic expression out of the applicants instead of empty verbiage. However, it is not only the teachers and young artists who share their views on contemporary art but also the studio staff and the peculiar porters. In the process, the kaleidoscope of debates and opinions reveals the difficulty judging artistic creation as well as the changing power mechanisms in educational institutions.

“Will the world be a better place if you paint?”


Adéla Komrzý (* 1992) studied documentary filmmaking at FAMU. She won numerous awards for her films Teaching War (2016) and Intensive Life Unit (2021). Tomáš Bojar (* 1981) is a screenwriter, producer, director, and publicist. The documentary FC Roma (2016), which he co-created, was awarded Best Czech Documentary Film at Ji.hlava IDFF.

more about film

director: Tomáš Bojar, Adéla Komrzý
producer: Jakub Wagner
photography: Šimon Dvořáček
editing: Hedvika Hansalová
sound: Michaela Patríková, David Ttěra, Václav Flegl
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