Archive of films Breaking News / Mimořádná zpráva

Czech Republic
2018, 75 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2018

A carefully composed observation of two newsrooms which, in March 2017, were avidly chasing after information about the Czech president’s decision whether or not to run for re-election. Two teams of reporters, one extraordinary event, and two takes on one “objective” piece of news.


When journalists are denied access to a news story it just makes them all the more hungry for information. This was the case in March 2017, when the existing Czech president was preparing to announce whether or not he would be running for re-election. Except that the announcement was made at Prague Castle in the presence of a close circle of supporters and friends – reporters were not admitted. Documentary filmmaker Tomáš Bojar, who always tailors his formal concepts to suit the given subject matter, unobtrusively tracks staff at two different Czech newsrooms as they embark on their one-day scramble for this breaking news. At the same time he elegantly draws attention to the journalistic dimension of “objective” reporting, indiscriminately coloured by the views and attitudes of specific individuals.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Tomáš Bojar

Tomáš Bojar (b. 1981, Prague). Selected filmography: RAPublic (2008, with Pavel Abrahám), Two Nil (2012, with Pavel Abrahám), FC Roma (2016, with Rozálie Kohoutová)


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Tomáš Bojar
Screenplay: Tomáš Bojar
Dir. of Photography: Jiří Chod
Music: Maurice Ravel
Editor: Šimon Špidla
Producer: Tomáš Bojar
Production: Cinema Arsenal
Coproduction: i/o post, Sounderground, Bystrouška
Contact: Cinema Arsenal, s.r.o.


Tomáš Bojar

Film Director, Screenwriter

Jan Gogola

Film Crew

Šimon Špidla

Film Editor

Martin Jašminský


Štěpán Etrych


Petr Mrzena


Jiří Chod

Director of Photography


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