Archive of films Art Talent Show / Zkouška umění
2022, 102 min
Section: Proxima Competition
Artistic endeavour isn’t about competing; even so, applicants still have to be placed in order of merit at the academy’s entrance exams. But how do you assess artistic talent? And what role can art play in today’s world? A layered, observational documentary which presents a portrait of an institution and a light generational statement in one.
Artistic endeavour isn’t about competing; even so, applicants still have to be placed in order of merit at the academy’s entrance exams. But how do you assess artistic talent? And what role can art play in today’s world? Adéla Komrzý and Tomáš Bojar decided to film talent exams in three studios at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts. In their observational documentary they pose simple questions that we are usually afraid to ask; perhaps because, in other situations, they lead to unsatisfactory or even banal answers. The directors also demonstrate that a portrait of an institution can also be taken as a light generational statement, in which it makes sense to ask why a person feels the need to create art in the same way he needs to know that bread costing a mere 14 crowns might stay fresh for a whole week.
About the director
Adéla Komrzý (1992). Selected filmography: Teaching War (2016, doc.), Viva Video, Video Viva (2018, doc.), Intensive Life Unit (2021, doc.). Tomáš Bojar (1981, Prague). Selected filmography: RAPublic (2008, doc.), FC Roma (2016, doc.), Breaking News (2018, doc.), Off Sides (2019, doc.).
Dukelských hrdinů 5020/25A, 170 00, Prague
E-mail: [email protected]
About the film
|Director:||Tomáš Bojar, Adéla Komrzý|
|Screenplay:||Adéla Komrzý, Tomáš Bojar|
|Dir. of Photography:||Šimon Dvořáček|
|Sound:||Václav Flegl, Michaela Patryková, David Titěra|
|Coproduction:||AVU, Česká televize|
Film Director, Screenwriter
Director of Photography