Scene from the film Didactica Magna: Against the Grain
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Didactica Magna: Against the Grain

  • Czech Republic
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The film is an insight into a teacher's soul and a contemplation upon his teaching fate. This portrait of a unique, experimental filmmaker and teacher Martin Čihák takes a look at his teaching methods, his meetings with his students at FAMU and at a park where they work with film, or in his studio. He talks about his teaching methods, the school, and the students’ relationship to education and cinema.


  • Original Title
    Ponorná řeka didaktiky
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Tomáš Polenský
  • Cinematography
    Tomáš Polenský
  • Editing
    Tomáš Polenský
  • Sound
    Pavel Matyáš
  • Runtime
    35 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production 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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