Scene from the film Breaking News
Scene from the film Breaking News
Scene from the film Breaking News

Breaking News

  • Czech Republic
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When journalists are denied access to a news story it just makes them all the more hungry for information. This was the case in March 2017, when the existing Czech president was preparing to announce whether or not he would be running for re-election. Except that the announcement was made at Prague Castle in the presence of a close circle of supporters and friends – reporters were not admitted. Documentary filmmaker Tomáš Bojar, who always tailors his formal concepts to suit the given subject matter, unobtrusively tracks staff at two different Czech newsrooms as they embark on their one-day scramble for this breaking news. At the same time he elegantly draws attention to the journalistic dimension of “objective” reporting, indiscriminately coloured by the views and attitudes of specific individuals. KVIFF


  • Original Title
    Mimořádná zpráva
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Tomáš Bojar
  • Cinematography
    Jiří Chod
  • Editing
    Šimon Špidla
  • Sound
    Václav Flegl
  • Runtime
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Karlovy Vary IFF 2018
    • Open City Documentary Festival London 2018
    • Minsk Listapad International Film Festival 2018
    • Bratislava International Film Festival 2018
    • BAFICI Buenos Aires International Film Festival 2019 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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