XXII International Film Festival Message To Man
September 22 – 29, 2012
The visitors at Message to Man will be the 10th festival audience the documentary has been screened to this year. After South by Southwest, Krakow Film Festival, DocuDays, DocAviv, Anifest, DOXA, Huesca Film Festival, SilverDocs and DocsDF, Rudolf Šmíd’s documentary eventually heads to Russia as a three-time festival award winner and a special mention holder. There may be another award coming, as the Message to Man festival included the film among 25 competitors in the animation section.
Besides its screening at Message to Man, the animated documentary was pre-selected also for the 12th Flahertiana International Documentary Film Festival (October 10 - 15, 2012) in Perm, Russia, as well as for the Florence-based Festival dei Popoli - 53rd International Documentary Film Festival (November 10 - 17). Final programme of both events are still yet to to be confirmed.
Kronika Oldřicha S. , Czech Republic, 2011, 18 min, DVD, HD, Animated, History, Personal View, Politics, Social Issues
Mr Sedláček was writing one-sentence entries in his chronicle from 1981 to 2005. The chronicle includes everyday stories of his and his family's life (Today our Gypsy neighbour Gina broke my hand. I was taken to hospital in Mladá Boleslav), the life of the village and its surroundings (A man called Bartoš, 32 years old, killed his wife, 30, today in Příšovice and threw her body into the pond) as well as international events (L.I. Brezhnev died today). The real chronicle has more than two thousand daily notes. The authors picked two hundred and used about eighty of them for the screenplay. These eighty notes provide a concentrated overview of Mr. Sedláček's life and of our society. English voiceover by Jan Triska will be available soon.
East Silver 2011 / East Silver Caravan 2012 / Silver Eye nominee 2011