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“I am Doing It Because I Love It.” An Interview with Peter Kerekes
7. 10. 2021

“I am Doing It Because I Love It.” An Interview with Peter Kerekes

Interview
We talked to Slovak filmmaker Peter Kerekes about his latest film 107 Mothers, awarded at Venice Film Festival for the best script, and his earlier works 66 Seasons, Cooking History and Velvet Terrorists.
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Of Birds, Beasts and the Time in Between: An Interview with Laila Pakalnina
24. 8. 2021

Of Birds, Beasts and the Time in Between: An Interview with Laila Pakalnina

Interview
The Baltic region has established a remarkably strong documentary tradition and Latvian director Laila Pakalnina is carrying that torch. Carmen Gray called her in Riga to talk about her work, and the state of documentary in these turbulent times.
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True Story, episode 13: Reconstruction of Occupation
21. 8. 2021

True Story, episode 13: Reconstruction of Occupation

Interview
Director Jan Šikl and producer Alice Tabery talk with Nicole J. Adelman about the archives used in Reconstruction of Occupation, and about hope, open borders, peaceful protest and more. The film had a World premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF on August 21.
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True Story, episode 12: Every Single Minute
18. 8. 2021

True Story, episode 12: Every Single Minute

Interview
Episode 2 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 premiered at KVIFF on Aug 21.
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True Story, episode 11: Living Water
11. 8. 2021

True Story, episode 11: Living Water

Interview
The second season of True Story series, featuring interviews with filmmakers about their new documentaries and current topics, is here! We open with Nicole J. Adelman talking to director Pavel Borecký about his film Living Water.
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Eliška Cílková: Pripyat made a strong impression on me
12. 8. 2020

Eliška Cílková: Pripyat made a strong impression on me

Interview
Pripyat Piano, a short creative documentary by Eliška Cílková, reveals a hidden memory of a ghost town. In the online interview the director describes how her musical project evolved into the film which premiered at Visions du Réel 2020.
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Czech Documentary Filmmakers Out in the World – Kristýna Michálek Květová
17. 7. 2020

Czech Documentary Filmmakers Out in the World – Kristýna Michálek Květová

Interview
With Kristýna Michálek Květová, the graduate of the Department of Production at FAMU and the founder of Cinémotif Films production company, we were talking about usefulness of workshops, The Sound is Innocent and other films she produces.
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Director Artemio Benki: "I like strong, personal stories that are a bit extreme"
27. 6. 2019

Director Artemio Benki: "I like strong, personal stories that are a bit extreme"

Interview
The French-born Czech filmmaker Artemio Benki followed the journey of the Argentinean virtuoso Martin P. from psychiatric ward back to society. In this interview, Benki talked about different aspects of his approach.
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Director Veronika Janatková: "Everything was dictated by the pace of the project"
25. 6. 2019

Director Veronika Janatková: "Everything was dictated by the pace of the project"

Interview
Co-produced by ARTE and Czech TV, Ticket to the Moon revisits the Cold War space race. In addition to a TV cut, the first-time director Veronika Janatková also made a festival version of the film.
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From miner to programmer: “I’ve overcome my own prejudice,” says Jindřich Andrš
20. 10. 2018

From miner to programmer: “I’ve overcome my own prejudice,” says Jindřich Andrš

Interview
The Last Shift of Thomas Hisem is a short documentary by Jindřich Andrš about eponymous worker’s last day of work before a coal mine is shut down for good. The film was recognized by the jury at the Jihlava IDFF for its unique and authentic atmosphere.
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