a one-month-long journey through European documentary films

Opening Ceremony Fedok + Forman vs. Forman

Directors: Helena Třeštíková, Jakub Hejna 

France, Czech Republic 2019 / 78 min.

A look at the life and work of director Milos Forman, from the Czech New Wave to Hollywood.

Tickets: https://goout.net/en/other-events/opening-ceremony-fedok+forman-vs-forman/dccif/+bmwnp/

King Skate

Director: Šimon Šafránek

Czech Republic 2018/80.

Iconic figures of the Czech and world skateboarding scenes share stories of broken bones, unbreakable friendships and the wild ride for freedom in the middle of communism.

Tickets: https://goout.net/en/movies/king-skate/dijcd/+amwnp/

The Good Death

Director: Tomáš Krupa

Czech Republic 2018/ 83 min

Janette is terminally ill and wants to die in a dignified way but British laws do not allow it. She gets in touch with Dr. Erika in Switzerland, who is willing to help her. Muscular dystrophy, the illness that Janette suffers from, has affected her family for generations. Janette’s mother was wheelchair-bound for decades, becoming a prisoner in her own body.

Tickets: https://goout.net/en/other-events/the-good-death+apart/jbcif/+wlwnp/


When the War Comes + guest

Director: Jan Gebert
Croatia, Czechia 2018 / 76 min.
The controversial group Slovenskí branci (Slovak Conscripts) recruits young men from across Slovakia. Is this just an innocent game of playing soldiers? Or is it a militia flirting with extremism that presents a security threat?

The Lust for Power + guest (Tereza Nvotova)

Director: Tereza Nvotová
Czechia, Slovakia 2017 / 89 min.
Documentary film maker Tereza Novtová tells the story of her own country, a story which can take place anytime, anywhere. All that’s needed is one man and the credulous faith that he alone can make things better. The impact of Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar on Slovakia in the 1990s was devastating. 


Director: Aslaug Holm
Norway 2015/100 min 
Aslaug Holm follows closely her two young sons Markus and Lukas in their everyday life, while being sons, close brothers, as well as being kids having pleasures and disappointments.

A Woman Captured

Director: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter

Hungary, Germany 2017 / 89 min.

Through its unique approach to its protagonist Marish, the film reveals a specific case of slavery, a shocking phenomenon in contemporary Europe. Twenty-five-year-old Edith, whose owner Eta gave her the new name Marish, has lived with her mistress for 10 years. She does all her housework 12 hours a day, usually at weekends too, and only for food, housing, and cigarettes…

Tickets: https://goout.net/en/movies/a-woman-captured/ekssc/+nlwnp/

The Last Self-Portrait

Director: Marek Kuboš    
Slovakia 2018/ 72 min
Marek Kubos has not shot a film in 13 years. His first film ever – a student exercise at film school – was a self-portrait. The circle is closed, the source of creativity has seemingly dried up.

The Sound Is Innocent + guest (Johana Ožvold)

Director: Johana Ožvold

Czechia, France, Slovakia 2019 / 70 min

When does sound become music? The Sound Is Innocent invites you on an audiovisual journey into a dreamlike space that explores the meaning, function, and significance of the world of electronic and experimental sound. Across five distinct chapters, the film guides us through an oscillating maze of creative figures and moments that’s as bracingly original as the pioneering music it so passionately documents.


Tarzan’s Testicles

Director: Alexandru Solomon         
France, Romania 105min
In the 1920s, a research center in Abkhazia was built to create a hybrid of man and monkey, the individuals of both species still live there today.

Days of Madness

Director: Damian Nenadić

Slovenia, Croatia 2018 / 73 min

Days of Madness portray an incredible odyssey of two mentally diverse and unjustly rejected people who are learning to accept it, faced with the blindness of the society and the health system that made them addicts.

Tickets: https://goout.net/en/movies/days-of-madness/jfcae/+skwnp/

Exit – Leaving Extremism Behind

Director: Karen Winther

Germany, Norway, Sweden 2018 / 85 min.

As a teenager, she longed for action and for a community that would accept her. When her expectations were not met by anarchists, she joined the neo-Nazis. But what finally caused her to leave extremism behind?

Tickets: https://goout.net/en/movies/exit-leaving-extremism-behind/vyvxd/+qlwnp/

Putin’s Witnesses + guest

Director: Vitaly Mansky

Czechia, Latvia, Switzerland 2018 / 107 min

On December 31, 1999 Vladimir Putin ascended to the president’s chair in Russia. In his latest picture renowned documentarist Vitaly Mansky draws on witness accounts of the events that happened in the years following that fateful day. He then rounds it out with his own fascinating perspective and with the longtime unique experience of a man whom only a movie camera separated from upper echelon politics.

Tickets: https://goout.net/en/other-events/putins-witnesses+guest/fwbif/+ykwnp/

Every Wall Is a Door

Director: Elitza Gueorguieva                            
France 2018/ 60 min                                         
Drawing on VHS tapes of a programme hosted by her mother on Bulgaria’s national television, the filmmaker gives a pop-style and in-depth chronicle of the gentle – even “over-gentle” – 1989 revolution.

Central Bus Station

Director: Tomáš Elšík

Czechia 2018 / 75 min

Only recently, Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station was still the largest in the world. But this oversized space only serves more than its original purpose to bring in masses of people who, confused by its complicated interior design, succumb to shopping fever. Over time this concrete monster, which won’t be easy to tear down, has become a temporary refuge for people on the margins of society – refugees, criminals, prostitutes. Like its main protagonist, the tourist guide Yonatan, the film’s director is fascinated by one of the wonders of the world of redundancy and the microcosm of the people who live here.

Tickets: https://goout.net/en/movies/central-bus-station/kkmwd/+luvpp/