Czech docs at IDFA 2021

7. 11. 2021

Author: Veronika Zýková

Intensive Life Unit by Adéla Komrzý will have International Premiere at IDFA 2021 in Luminous section, while Museum of the Revolution by Srdjan Keča (co-produced by Lukáš Kokeš for nutprodukce) will have World Premiere in the same program section. Helena Třeštíková's René - The Prisoner of Freedom will have World Premiere in Masters section. Viera Čákányová's film from 2009 Alda will be screened in Focus: The Future Tense and the award-winning short anidoc by Diana Cam Van Nguyen Love, Dad will be prestented in Best of Fests. Iranian/Czech co-production I am Trying to Remember (dir. Pegah Ahangarani) is part of IDFA Competition for Short Documentary. Czech/Swedish director Greta Stocklassa will take part in the IDFAcademy and will Ondřej Moravec will take part at IDFA Forum with his VR project Darkening.

East Silver films at Docs for Sale iclude these Czech, Slovak & co-production titles:

Every Single Minute

Date of Premiere: Aug 26, 2021 / Czech Republic, Slovakia
Director: Erika Hníková / Producer: Jiří Konečný
Social Issues, Portrait, Health, Society

The Hanuliaks, a couple from Slovakia, have decided to bring up their son according to Kamevéda, a complex approach to developing the child’s motor abilities and intellect.

Selected festivals:
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021

Intensive Life Unit
Date of Premiere: Aug 25, 2021 / Czech Republic
Director: Adéla Komrzý / Producer: Pavla Janoušková Kubečková
Social Issues, Society, Health

Observational documentary exploring the capability of doctors and patients to learn and to communicate the simple, yet long forgotten truth: death.

Selected festivals:
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2021
IDFA 2021 - International Premiere

Date of Premiere: Oct 27, 2021 / Slovakia
Director: Barbora Sliepková / Producer: Barbara Janišová Feglová
Society, Social Issues, Politics, Arts and Culture, Creative, Personal View

Lines is a visual essay, a tangle of stories and observations set in the exemplary post-socialist city of Bratislava; a place experiencing dynamic transformation.

Selected festivals:
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2021 - Opus Bonum - Best World Documentary Film 2021, Best Debut, Best Sound Design
International Documentary Film Festival One World Slovakia 2021

Date of Premiere: planned 2022, available for World Premiere / Poland, Czech Republic
Director: Bogna Kowalczyk / Producers: Tomasz Morawski, Katarzyna Kuczyńska
Human Rights, Portrait, Social Issues, LGBTQ

Lula is an 82-year-old drag queen. Despite his awareness of the inevitability of ageing and, eventually, dying, his energy and positivity are palpable. His life journey takes a new turn as he decides to find love one last time.

Museum of the Revolution
Date of Premiere: Nov 23, 2021 / Serbia, Croatia, Czech Republic
Director: Srđan Keča / Producers: Vanja Jambrović, Srđan Keča
Society, Social Issues, Longitudinal, Creative

A fable about a little girl, an old lady, and an abandoned utopian project set for demolition.

Selected festivals:
IDFA 2021 - World Premiere

Greta Stocklassa

Ex Oriente Film / East Doc Platform Alumna

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