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Ceske Velenice Infinity

DirectorJan Gogola
ProducerNikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer – Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion; Bionaut Filmproduction
WriterJan Gogola
CastRamiro Cibriani, Lenka Ctvrteckova, Martin Freytag, Tatiana Hamzikova, Irena Kotrbova, Jiri Kovar
EditorAndrea Pugner
CameraVladan Vala
Screening26 October 2017 | 18.00 hours | Het Nutshuis
3 November 2017 | 17:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
4 November 2017 | 15:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Original TitleCESKE VELENICE EVROPSKE
Year2004
Length26 min
CountryCzech Republic
SubtitlesEnglish
SectionCONFRONTING BORDERS

A charming, Svejkian farce involving great political dogmas and ideas about the return to Europe of formerly communist East Central European states.

Synopsis

Czech director Jan Gogola reflects on the meaning of European Union accession for Central Europeans, on shifting borders and their implications for the construction while understanding of identities of self and the other, and on the dynamics of openness and closure in Europe. This film is part of a bigger European project, the omnibus “ACROSS THE BORDER – FIVE VIEWS FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD” that deals with the notion of borders in Eastern and Central Europe. The whole project reflects on different concepts about borders at the beginning of the 21st century.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

DOK Leipzig, 2004 – Best Short Film | Syracuse International Film Festival, 2005 – Best Documentary | Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival, 2004 | Crossing Europe, Linz, 2005 | Moscow International Film Festival, 2005.