27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Translucent Being: Václav Táborský
This year's festival brings a unique collection of works by Václav Táborský. Before he emigrated to Canada in 1968, where he worked as a university teacher and writer, he was largely responsible for ushering in cinéma vérité in Czechoslovak cinematography. He took part in the founding of the creative group ČAS, which moved documentary film from the staging of the 1950s to the reality of everyday life in the 1960s. Táborský's filmography includes over 80 short films and almost 50 educational programs that depict everyday life with humour and authenticity.