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North American Premiere of Heaven Hell

Czech documentary Heaven Hell will hold its North American premiere at SXSW – South by Southwest, festival of independent film, music and new media in Austin, Texas. This film was submitted within the East Silver Caravan selection.

Heaven Hell is included in the SX Global programme section, together with eleven other documentary films. Another East European title - Polish documentary Beats of Freedom by Leszek Gnoinski and Wojciech Slota - which can be find in the East Silver 2010 edition, will be screened in this section.


The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals 2011, USA
March 11 – 20, 2011
Heaven hell in programme

 

Heaven Hell

Director: Čálek David
Production company: HBO Czech Republic, Ad Wood s.r.o., Jacket Bros. Production

Nebe peklo , Czech Republic, 2010, 84 min, Digi Beta, HD, Personal View, Portrait, Society

"Heaven Hell" is a full-length documentary film project dealing with human diversity that doesn't necessarily lead to hell even though it might seem like that from the outsider's point of view. It is an attempt to defend even very extreme notions of freedom if such notions are well-founded and lead to new horizons of human understanding. The film portrays people who have found pleasure in pain and decided not to hide this passion, or at least not to suppress and deny it any more. These people either inflict pain or demand it from others, but they do not force anyone to do anything. This closed society is often labelled by its members as BDSM.

East Silver 2010 / East Silver Caravan 2010

 

Beats of Freedom

Producer: Fibiger Judyta
Production company: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, TVN SA

Zew wolności , Poland, 2010, 73 min, 35 mm, Arts and Culture, Current Affairs, Environmental, History, Music, Politics

"Beats of Freedom" is a captivating film about the birth of rock music in Poland. In the times when life was controlled by the communist regime, music became an extremely powerful phenomenon. The Iron Curtain could not stop rock music, thanks to which young people could find their space of freedom. From the very beginning, Polish rock stood in opposition to the reality. The songs broke stereotypes and formed bonds among people. One particular freedom enclave was the festival in Jarocin, colourfully shown in the film thanks to previously unpublished archival materials.

East Silver 2010