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True Story, episode 12: Every Single Minute

18. 8. 2021

Author: Veronika Zýková

A new episode of the 2nd season of True Story, a documentary interview series, brings together host Ivona Remundová and director Erika Hníková & producer Jiří Konečný to discuss their film Every Single Minute, which follows Hanuliaks, a couple from Slovakia, who have decided to bring up their son according to Kamevéda, a complex approach to developing the child’s motor abilities and intellect. Erika and Jiří talk with Ivona about the process of filmmaking, parenthood, expectations and much more. Every Single Minute will be premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Aug 20-28). It was part of Czech Docs... Coming Soon at East Doc Platform 2020.

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Childhood is an immensely valuable period in one’s life, but how to give it true meaning? The Hanuliaks, a couple from Slovakia, have decided to bring up their child according to Kamevéda, a complex approach to developing the child’s motor abilities and intellect. They have subordinated everything to their 4-year-old son Miško, in the hope that he will one day become both a top athlete and a perfect individual. Since his birth, his parents have blurred the difference between training and play, as even ordinary breakfast conversation becomes a mental exercise. Unique in its depth of focus, this reflection on child-rearing, shot with a light directorial touch, documents a year in Miško's life, where not a minute is wasted since there is no room for boredom and moments of rest are merely preparation for the next achievement. (Martin Horyna, KVIFF)

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