Archive of films Friendly Movie / Přátelský film

Czech Republic
2006, 70 min

Section: Cinema Gallery
Year: 2007

This is an evening of entertainment and artefacts curated and directed by artists Michal Pěchouček and Martin Mazanec, who also provide a live performance to go with the screening. An amicable encounter between gallery artists, students, and film experimenters: there are no borders between friends of film.


Synopsis

This is an evening of entertainment and artefacts curated and directed by artists Michal Pěchouček and Martin Mazanec, who also provide a live performance to go with the screening. Their company Přátelský film (Friendly Movie) presents the latest chapter on Czech videoart, seen in a cinematic context. The selection focuses on moving images based on the phenomenon of so-called camera vision. Short and long shots are characterised by the thematic line of the camera itself, as if recording images of reality – an actor, object, house, landscape, lollipop… Friendly Movie shares common traits with amateur film (independent production), experimental film (formal approaches), narrative works, and also with videoart and examples of expanded cinema (reappraisal of the fundamental characteristics of film art). The collection will include the works of Daniela Baráčková (Gumáka), Viktor Takáč (Backward), Ivo Hoš (Three Pieces), Jesper Alvaer (Fjord), Václav Magid (Camera), among others. The programme’s honorary guest is Petr Marek, co-creator of the ideas behind Friendly Movie.

About the director

The company Friendly Movie was founded and is headed by important contemporary Czech artist, creator of videoart and films Michal Pěchouček, together with Martin Mazanec. For the KVIFF they selected films by the following artists, filmmakers and students reading various subjects: Olmo Omerzu, Ivo Hoš, Jasper Alvaer, Viktor Takáč, Václav Magid, Daniela Baráčková, Pavla Sceranková.

About the film

Color, DIGIBETA

Section: Cinema Gallery
   
Director: Olmo Omerzu, Ivo Hoš, Jasper Alvaer, Viktor Takáč, Václav Magid, Daniela Baráčková, Pavla Sceranková
Dir. of Photography: různí / various
Production: Přátelský film
Cast: Michal Pěchouček, Martin Mazanec (živá performance / live performance)
   
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