True Story, episode 19: Personal Life of a Hole

6. 10. 2021

Author: Veronika Zýková

With humor and inspiration, Ondřej Vavrečka and Nicole J. Adelman explore Ondřej's unique art film about personal relationships with holes. Song, silliness and a focus on the uncertain and unstable elements in life leads the discussion to find perfection in imperfection itself. How can we fall into and in love with the holes of the world. The film is part of East Silver Caravan and was screened at DOK.fest Munich, AFO and Ji.hlava IDFF.

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In the introduction to his atypical philosophical essay, Ondřej Vavrečka asks, “What is the world?” Is it at all possible to discover, understand and describe something that is so random and disconnected, so unanchored in space and time, as is the world of today? Is it not needless to look for sense or meaning where there is none? Therefore, rather than looking for fixed points, the filmmaker focused on holes and gaps, on inconsistency and imperfection – in nature, in culture, in love and in work. Together with scientists and philosophers, from Althusser to Žižek, he uses a lively, stylistically and thematically eclectic collage to explore how emptiness can be pondered.

True Story - season 2:
Episode 11: Living Water with Pavel Borecký
Episode 12: Every Single Minute with Erika Hníková and Jiří Konečný
Episode 13: Reconstruction of Occupation with Jan Šikl and Alice Tabery
Episode 14: Once Upon a Time in Poland with Filip Remunda
Episode 15: Grief with Andrea Culková
Episode 16: Two Roads with Radovan Síbrt
Episode 17: The Good Death with Tomáš Krupa
Episode 18: A New Shift with Jindřich Andrš

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