The film 31 Endings/31 Beginnings is a film debut of the Rafani art collective. The outline of the work consists of mapping of Prague's mostly “underground” culture...
Troop No. 731 was a secret unit of the imperial armywhich tested biological weapons during WW2.
Film uses the aesthetics of cell phone cameras, which the director used after he was diagnosed with angina and his doctors recommended fast walking. He has transformed the 3,000 kilometers he walked over three years into a collage of playful, experimental, and lyric moments and family and social situations, all seen with a sense of tenderness and irony.
The film audience and its transformation at the time of online communication; or, when the filmmakers can read what their viewers talk about after seeing their film... The first portrait of the Czechoslovak Film Database, a controversial phenomenon of contemporary Czech cinema.
The Nazis hired distinguished German director Kurt Gerron who was interned at Theresienstadt concentration camp with his family. We do not know what they promised him, however, we know for certain that the reward for his excellent propaganda work was a death trip to Auschwitz. Germany was practically losing at all frontlines at that time and the film was never shown. What has remained is a model example of how reality can be treated, manipulated and misused for a political assignment in the hands of real filmmakers.
American historian David Bordwell, Austrian experimenter Peter Kubelka, American director Godfrey Reggio and other stars of the silver screen in a sci-fi film about what will happen to the digital recording of their performance in a hundred years. If the whole world becomes digitalized, we will also advise you on how to make a homemade developer and fixer.
In a flickering TV image we see a happy family on a beach, as 100 km away a girl frantically runs on a bombed beach in Gaza. The happy family is shown in a rapidly speeding stream of still images, while the girl is filmed in video, gradually taking over the screen, creating a growing impact of shock and horror, until the girl dissolves in TV noise and becomes a news report.
Biotop is a video collage and impressive filmic essay on the evolution of species. With the desire to show the dehumanising effects of modernity the film contrasts urban space, shown from the perspective of Google Maps, with shots of wild animals...
A carefully composed observation of two newsrooms which, in March 2017, were avidly chasing after information about the Czech president’s decision whether or not to run for re-election. Two teams of reporters, one extraordinary event, and two takes on one “objective” piece of news.
In an era obsessed with identification, the art group Ztohoven undertook an experiment in order to see how much could be done with your own and with a borrowed identity.
This is the unique story of a love and hate triangle built around something one cannot see, touch or weigh: radio waves.
The first few scenes are sufficient for Widrich to show his hero's growing confusion, and to gradually deepen the bewilderment felt by his audience. By skillfully altering certain shots-such as when an objective shot suddenly moves into a subjective point-of-view-and driving a fable into a state of paranoia, he blurs conventional narrative techniques and modes of identification...
Crop is an absorbing account of the Egyptian revolution of 2011 – one that includes no images of the popular uprising itself. Filmed entirely within the offices of Al-Ahram, the country’s largest state-run newspaper, the film is a series of carefully composed tableaux that expose the institution’s functioning and the former regime’s strict control over information.
A radiant, raging girl is shouting and punching the empty space in front of her. She is roughly cut out from her surroundings by a computer algorithm struggling to contain her, and her enemies are erased from the frame. The work is based on a found YouTube video of a Palestinian girl resisting an Israeli soldier. The video-processing highlights the scene as image, both of a fight for freedom, and a media event.
Prague, Czech Republic, 31 May, 2003 - its a few minutes before 10 a.m. and there are more than 3000 people jostling on a remote parking place...
This film about the situation in presentday war-torn Ukraine originated over the course of a year as the director’s travel journal. Ukrainian teacher Tania, who works in Prague as a cleaning lady, takes the filmmaker along to visit her family in Transcarpathia...
The film covers the hot-blooded dispute over a U.S. military base, as part of the National Missile Defense Program, which was planned for construction in the woods surrounding Brdy Military Area...
The combination of image manipulation and suggestive music turns journalistic footage of an extreme encounter between a young woman and a group of soldiers into a scene from a dramatic story. If the soldiers weren’t aiming their weapons at her, the choice of shots and the scene’s mood could almost be called romantic...
The film is about a crisis in the Czech Television at the end of the year 2000 and beginning of the year 2001...
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