This documentary about Czechoslovakia covers the period following World War II, beginning with the Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, up to 1970. The famous "defenestration of Prague" is one of the many events discussed. The son of Masaryk, the founder of Czechoslovakia, was forced to make concessions transforming Czechoslovakia into a communist state and in retaliation, was thrown out of the window of a government building in Prague. The joy of liberation from the Germans was swiftly followed by the miseries of Soviet occupation and later Soviet domination. This documentary abounds in wry visual ironies, including its final shot of General Dubcek.
This documentary about Czechoslovakia covers the period following World War II, beginning with the Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, up to 1970. The famous "defenestration of Prague" is one of the many events discussed.
Austria, Linz 2009 - European Capital of Culture. A Purimspil, the ancestor of the Jewish Theater, is written by Yeshua Sobol and directed by David Maayan, two great Israeli's artists, and played in tunnels dug by the prisoners of the Mauthausen concentration camp. A documentary observation of the sidelines of a very unconventional play and its creative work about memory.
An emergency accommodation centre for homeless people, located in the suburbs of Paris. Here, a dozen men, coming from all walks of life, isolated and left out by society, are spending winter in a small temporary community. I call them "The Hermits". By observing their lifestyle, their humanity and their struggle, one is faced with a puzzling reflection of the outside world: our world. With the return of spring, they all go back to the road and fade away into loneliness.
An immersion into contemporary Iranian society and a documentary exploration of a photography scene that is unique in the Middle East today. From preliminary shoots to exhibition openings, this film follows six photographers – mostly women - in their eventful daily lives.