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Ji.hlava 2015 starts!

The documentary Autumn festival season has opened!
19th edition of Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (Oct 27 – Nov 1, 2015) hosts several Slovak films, some of them in the international premiere.

The competition section Between the Seas, for the countries and nations of Central and Eastern Europe, including their historical, political, and cultural relationships, brings two Slovak long-awaited films: the mosaic about great and small expectations Waiting Room (d. Palo Korec) and documentary jam session Steam on the River (d. Robert Kirchhoff, Filip Remunda).

The story of the Waiting Room (orig. Čakáreň, d. Palo Korec, SK 2015) shows a woman’s life-cycle through the various forms of waiting based on the specific life stories of real women as they occur or occurred in their lives. It is a documentary mosaic of life, which in some moments is transformed into a harsh sociological study of today’s world. All stories are linked by the waiting room at the Central Station of Bratislava and the fragmented view of the world.

The transience of the fame is the main topic of the Steam on the River (prog. Para nad riekou, d. Robert Kirchhoff, Filip Remunda, SK-CZ 2015). The film provides a glimpse into the lives of three aging jazzmen: trumpet player Laco Deczi, saxophonist Ľubomír Tamaškovič and double-bass player Ján Jankeje, who fled from the Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia to the West, where their stars shone alongside those of the world’s famous musicians.
Steam on the River will be also screened within the East Silver Market and compete for Silver Eye Award for the best feature-length film.

The Slovak member of the Between the Seas Jury is a scriptwriter and documentarist Viera Čákanyová.

The sidebars Czech Joy and Special Event: Czech Landscape present three coproduction films. Excursions or History of the Present (d. Jan Gogola, SK-CZ) and The Czech Way (d. Martin Kohout, CZ-SK) will be screened in the first mentioned section and Climbing Higher (d. David Čálek, CZ-SK) is prepared for the second one.

Another co-production title will be shown within the Doc-fi. If you want to discover wheather the boundary between documentary and fiction exists do not miss the screening of the Slovak-Czech festival hit by Ivan Ostrochovský Koza.

The Documentaries produced by Czech Television find also the place within the Festival programme. The selection of these films includes the Slovak-coproduction Through the Eyes of the Photographer (orig. Očami fotografky, d. Matej Mináč, SK-CZ 2015).

This year again, there are Slovak representatives also in the Industry programme. Among others, Slovak guests of the East Silver Market are: Monika Mikušová, Eva Čarnogurská, Adam Hanuljak, Tomáš Kaminský, Juraj Klaudiny, Kristína Schnirzová.
The Ex Oriente Film, an international training programme supporting the development and funding of creative documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe, will host one Slovak representative: Reach the Sky (r. Martin Kondrla).

Programme of Slovak films at IDFF Ji.hlava
28. 10.
- DKO I - 16:30 - Excursions or History of the Present (d. Jan Gogola)
29. 10. - DKO I - 12:00 - The Czech Way (d. Martin Kohout)
29. 10. - DKO II - 14:00 - Koza (d. Ivan Ostrochovský)
29. 10. - Dělnický House - 16:00 - Climbing Higher (d. David Čálek)
29. 10. - Máj Cinema Třešť - 19:30 - Excursions or History of the Present (d. Jan Gogola)
29. 10. - DKO II - 20:00 - Waiting Room (d. Palo Korec)
29. 10. - DKO I - 22:00 - Steam on the River (d. Robert Kirhoff, Filip Remunda)
30. 10. - Small Stage HDJ - 16:00  -Through the Eyes of the Photographer (d. Matej Mináč)


Related AIC news:
2014: Two Slovak Documentaries Compete in Jihlava
2013: Special Mention from Jihlava for Robert Kirchhoff´s Normalization
2013: Slovaks competing and training professionals in Jihlava
2012: Ji.hlava 2012 with a strong Slovak representation
2011: Ji.hlava 2011 with Slovak participation

published: 26.10.2015
updated: 04.11.2015