Film & Sociology has made from its establishment in 1991 more than 170 documentary films directed by the leading Czech documentary filmmakers.

 

Film & Sociology  is the producer of the film Citizen Havel - the most successful documentary film on the Czech cinema circuit since 1989.

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2014

What to Tell the Kids?

"Toy stories" of the Velvet Revolution.
In 2014 we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia. What should we tell the kids about what happened before they were even born? For them, it is the distant past. We don't want the kids to get bored, so let's tell it to them as a story.
We'll take some toys and act out the Story of the Revolution.
Directed by: Miroslav Trejtnar, Taťána Marková
Script: Miroslav Trejtnar, Taťána Marková
DOP: Libor Kozák, Dalibor Fencl
Sound: Jiří Koťátko, Jan Richtr, Miroslav Šimčík
Edited by: Matouš Outrata
Dramaturgy: Jan Gogola ml.
Original Idea: Miroslav Trejtnar, Taťána Marková
Running Time: 27 min
Year of Production: 2014
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Felvidek. Caught in Between

Felvidek: Caught in Between unravels the history which continues to be a soft spot for people whose fates were hit by the events after World War II. Some wounds are hard to heal, some questions remain unanswered but the future brings hope for reconciliation. When memories are not enough, the stories come to live through animation. The film combines oral history documentary, archive footage and animation. The narrative deals with a sensitive theme: the forced resettlement of ethnic Hungarians in postwar Czechoslovakia.
Directed by: Vladislava Plančíková
DOP: Dušan Husár
Sound: Igor Baar
Edited by: Zuzana Cseplö, Terézia Mikulášová
Dramaturgy: Peter Kerekeš, Gesa Marten, Tomáš Kaminský
Original Idea: Vladislava Plančíková
Runnig Time: 75 min
Year of Production: 2014

 

   

Olga

The police couldn't break her, the Castle didn't change her: The remarkable story of Václav Havel's reluctant first lady.
Olga Havel was the closest and most trustworthy companion of Václav Havel, a friend who was never a spoilsport – on the contrary, she initiated the fun herself – a generous host, passionate games-player and mushroom-gatherer, a nature-lover, sharp commentator, courageous and diligent dissident; a wise and practical woman, always with her feet on the ground and true to herself. In 1990 she founded the Výbor dobré vůle (Committee of Good Will), still doing its good work today.
The Filmmakers: We had no intention to reveal new facts and surprising truths. We will encounter Olga Havel in the film, listen to snatches of her monologues and be able to think them over when we return from the cinema.
It is an attempt to reconstruct her personality through her attitudes to life, and to present the time in which she lived. The last word in the film goes to Olga Havel herself.
Directed by: Miroslav Janek
DOP: Miroslav Janek
Sound: Vladimír Chrastil
Edited by: Antonie Janková
Dramaturgy: Hana Jemelíková
Original Idea: Anna Freimanová
Production: Jan Krása
Running Time: 87 min
Year of Production: 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Velvet Divorce

It is the story of the dissolution of one state – Czechoslovakia – at the end of the twentieth century, in the middle of Europe, and in the embrace of democracy. Internationally, the division of Czechoslovakia was called a Velvet Divorce in comparison with what happened in the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. What about now? Are we happy with our Velvet Divorce?
Directed by: Martin Hanzlíček
DOP: Braňo Pažitka
Sound: Jan Richter
Edited by: Martin Hanzlíček
Script advisor: Peter Kerekes, Ivan Stehlík
Original Idea: Fedor Gál
Production Manager: Jan Krása
Running Time: 78 min
Year of Production: 2014
   

Fragments of P.K.

Koutecky is priceless!
Pavel Koutecký, one of the most outstanding of all Czech makers of documentaries and director of the film Citizen Havel, is presented through fragments of his films and individual testimonies from his close collaborators about the origin of these films – about how Koutecký approached the themes to which he devoted himself. Fleeting moments inextricably bound to the essence of Pavel Koutecký come together to form one large fragment, Koutecký’s bequest.
The film was made with the financial support of the State fund of the Czech Republic for the support and development of Czech cinematography.
Directed by, Original Idea: Jana Počtová
DOP: Stano Slušný
Edited by: Šárka Sklenářová
Dramaturgy: Hana Jemelíková
Running Time: 52 min
Year of Production: 2014
   
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News

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 04:45
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The film Olga directed by Miroslav Janek will be screened in Budapest June 1 2018 at the COURAGE-Parevo International Documentary Film Festival dedicated to the counterculture, dissent and cultural opposition in the former socialist countries in Eastern Europe. Further screenings will take place in Warsaw, Zagreb, Bucharest, Bratislava and Prague. COURAGE-PAREVO International Documentary More...
Friday, 20 March 2015 12:31
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Film Nataši Dudínské a Taťány Markové Holky z fildy / Revolution Girls byl uveden na festivalu PAREVO v Evropském centru Solidarity v Gdaňsku. V přehlídce dokumentárních filmů ilustrujících společenské proměny v zemích Visegrádské čtyřky v uplynulých pětadvaceti letech reprezentoval Českou More...
Friday, 27 February 2015 09:02
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Film Olga režiséra Miroslava Janka, uvedený na festivalech Jeden svět, MFF Karlovy Vary, MFDF Jihlava a DokLeipzig, se stal džitelem Českého lva za nejlepší dokument roku More...

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