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A New Shift

Nová šichta
Jindřich Andrš
Competition for the Audience Award 2020
Documentary Film
Czech Republic
2020
90 minutes
Czech
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing, English

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Jindřich Andrš
Miloš Lochman
Augustina Micková
Studio Bystrouška
Czech Television
Tomáš Frkal
Jindřich Andrš
Lukáš Janičík
Šimon Herrmann
Eliška Cílková

For Tomáš the mine is the centre of his life, along with soccer, his kids and the cosy after-work beer. The 44-year-old has worked as a miner for 21 years, until the mine was closed down for economic reasons. Tomáš then re-trains as a coder in the appropriately named educational programme “New Shift”. What he doesn’t know yet is that his new skills alone won’t get him out of the crisis. A film about a tug-of-war with fate and the employment market.

In the constant ups and downs of looking for a job Tomáš shows impressive stamina, despite critical voices around him. His hopeful attitude repeatedly gets him in the local news as a positive example of successful reintegration – long before success is even remotely on the horizon. Jindřich Andrš’ first feature-length film is an equally quiet and thrilling observation. He gently follows his loveable protagonist and manages to present the tricky job situation with dignity and empathy. What emerges clearly is that unemployment and lack of jobs have long ceased to be phenomena that only occur on the fringes of our societies. They are part of a normality that the majority of people must cope with.
Kim Busch
Nominated for MDR Film Prize
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Redistribution and Having a Say
State of the World
Small Worlds, Big People
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Re-Visions 2020
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Carnival of Animals Michaela Pavlátová
Two different planets: men and women. What used to be one in paradise was divided a long time ago by original sin. But the world is consumed with longing for a reunion.
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Carnival of Animals

Karneval zvířat
Michaela Pavlátová
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
Czech Republic
2006
9 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Michaela Pavlátová
Negativ Film Productions
Michaela Pavlátová
Michaela Pavlátová
Michaela Pavlátová
Michaela Pavlátová

Two different planets: men and women. What used to be one in paradise was divided by original sin. Ever since then, the sexes have been facing each other in conflict, all the while consumed with longing for a reunion. Expectations are high, the excitement is immense, the imagination is boundless. A day in the garden of carnal delights – from ecstasy to exhaustion and back.

Ralph Eue
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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Ilios

Ilios
Marcel Karnapke, Mika Johnson
Extended Reality 2020
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Germany,
Czech Republic
2020
9 minutes
English,
German

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Marcel Karnapke
Mika Johnson
Marcel Karnapke
Jackson Bierfeldt
Mika Johnson
Mika Johnson
Jackson Bierfeldt
Marcel Karnapke

When the artist duo Karnapke and Johnson are separated by Covid-19 in the middle of a project, the result is a correspondence about the constant change we live in. The VR experience based on this is a walk-in meditation: about reality, about normality and about the signs that distinguish the rule from the exception, visualized in a space made of countless particles.

Lars Rummel