Archive of films Normal Autistic Film / Normální autistický film

Czech Republic
2016, 90 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2016

A foremost Czech documentarist with a unique authorial vision challenges us once and for all to stop perceiving autism as a medical diagnosis. Let’s take hold of the surrounding chaos and overload our senses! In such a state one may understand autism as a fascinating way of thinking that’s often maddeningly difficult to decipher.


Synopsis

Direct and thoughtful, Lukáš has a distinctive sense of humor; he loves movies and he writes his own screenplays. Piano virtuoso Denis is able to play demanding classical pieces; he is also incredibly intelligent and well-read. He adores The Little Prince so much that he keeps rereading it. Majda likes to rap and isn’t shy about it; her bold lyrics expose the surrounding world with disarming accuracy. Marjamka is able to tell long stories in English, while her tireless brother Ahmed is uncommonly friendly. Five remarkable children that society has consistently and unflatteringly labeled “autistic.” A foremost Czech documentarist with a unique authorial vision challenges us once and for all to stop perceiving autism as a medical diagnosis and try to understand it as a fascinating way of thinking that’s often maddeningly difficult to decipher. Because who’s to determine what’s normal – living in a constant rush while disregarding the absurdity of modern life, or wistfully seeking order, peace and tranquility in the world?

Martin Horyna

About the director

Miroslav Janek (b. 1954, Náchod, Czechoslovakia) began as an amateur filmmaker. In 1980 he emigrated to the United States where he worked with a number of documentarists (e.g. Godfrey Reggio); he has worked back in his homeland since the mid-1990s. He enjoyed great success with his film about sight-impaired photographers The Unseen (1996 – Best Documentary Film ex aequo at KVIFF). Janek’s extensive filmography of documentaries presented at KVIFF includes Battle for Life (2000, codir. Roman Vávra and Vít Janeček), Crimson Sails (2001), Kha-chee-pae (2005), Citizen Havel (2008), and The Confessions of Kateryna K. (2008). KVIFF also screened his portraits of director Drahomíra Vihanová (Burning, 2012), Olga Havlová (Olga, 2014), and Vratislav Brabenec (The Gospel According to Brabenec, 2014), as well as the documentary Film Spa (2015), shot for KVIFF’s 50th jubilee.

Contacts

Mimesis Film
Přemyslovská 48/13, 13000, Praha
Czech Republic
E-mail: info@mimesis.cz
www: www.mimesis.cz

Pilot Film
Donská 168/19, 101 00, Praha
Czech Republic
E-mail: alzbeta@mimesis.cz

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Miroslav Janek
Screenplay: Miroslav Janek
Dir. of Photography: Miroslav Janek
Editor: Tonička Janková
Producer: Jan Macola
Production: Mimesis Film
Coproduction: Česká televize, Mat Film Resort
Contact: Mimesis Film
Distributor: Pilot Film

Guests

Miroslav Janek

Film Director

Jan Macola

Producer, Cinema Representative, Distributor


Alena Müllerová

Producer

Lukáš Horn

Film Crew


Matěj Němec

Film Crew

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