David N. Jahn made his documentary H.R. Giger Revealed - as the title suggests - about the well-known Swiss artist Hans Rudolf Giger. Jahn became a studio assistant for Giger in 2000, which provided him with a good opportunity to get closer to the artist and his world.
Documentary film Argippo Resurrected by Dan Krames on the other hand follows the events around the discovery of the lost opera Argippo by Antonio Vivaldi and its world premiere in Prague.
The last one is Eye Over Prague by Olga Spatova focused on the preson of famous architecture Jan Kaplicky and the case of new National Library in Prague.
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H.R. Giger Revealed | David N. Jahn
Czech Republic | 2009 | 52 min
Let bizarre landscapes take you to the world of biomechanoids and aliens, erotomechanical constructions and devilish monsters, where you lose your track of time and space. Unique private footage of Swiss surrealist and the world he created, digitally remastered moving collages of pictures from all important periods of his work. This all is accompanied by psychedelic music...
Argippo Resurrected | Dan Krames
Czech Republic | 2009 | 65 min
A new documentary about the unique discovery of a lost Vivaldi's opera. Five years of shooting in Prague, Czech Krumlov and Italian Venice were crowned by the sensational discovery of the lost opera Argippo. In 1730, Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi wrote an opera for Prague and a young Czech conductor Ondřej Macek found its score, missing for centuries. The film observes gradual birth of the modern world premiere of Argippo and the search for authentic Baroque interpretation. It reveals suggestive beauty of the Baroque theatre with its original atmosphere and confirms the genius of Argippo, the most significant opera "written for Prague" before Mozart's Don Giovanni.
Oko nad Prahou , Czech Republic, 2010, 78 min, 35 mm, DV, Arts and Culture, Portrait
An extraordinary tale of Jan Kaplicky, one of the most consummate visionaries of modern architecture. Shot over 3 years in the UK, Czech Republic and Italy, the film portrays Kaplicky at the height of his profession and the petty political gamesmanship that denied him his crowning achievement. His most audacious building would have been the Czech National Library, a triumphant return to his home country and vindication of his uncompromising philosophy. The organic design was too forward-looking for the political powers in Prague, however, and the architect tragically died uncertain whether his achievement would ever be realized.