For the Love of Prague

  • Czech Republic

IDF, Jihlava IDFF and the Czech Film Centre organized the third panel of Czech upcoming documentary films. Conceived as a cabaret-style event featuring guests of Červená Fedma, the public presentation of 12 films took place Tuesday, September 11, at the Krásný ztráty bar. Detailed information about the films slated for release before August 30, 2008, is available in the newly published catalogue. Watch trailers for the films presented at the panel!

For the Love of Prague

For his new love Zdenka left the American cartoon director Gene Deitch in 1958 his family in New York and relocated to Prague. What followed surpasses the most fantastic imagination of Hollywood filmmakers. Besides films as Tom and Jerry or Popeye, he made dozens of short cartoons with Czech animators. (Munro won the Oscar in 1961). As a jazz enthusiast, he has recorded the home blues session of John Lee Hooker a time before the first official recording. His life-love story is an intelligent and chilling account of 40 years under communism, lived by an American "guest".

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  • Original Title
    For the Love of Prague
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Janek Růžička
  • Cinematography
    Tomáš Nováček
  • Runtime
    52 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Production
      • Golden Dawn
      • Šaldova 7
      • Praha - Karlín
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