The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival will bring five films from its 2022 competition sections to Bucharest from 7 to 11 March. Screenings will take place at the Czech Centre Bucharest starting and will be followed by Q&As with the directors.
The Echoes of Ji.hlava IDFF will be launched on Tuesday, March 7 by the screening of Happily Ever After – an inquiry into contemporary forms of alternative models of partnerships by Czech documentary director Jana Počtová. The film received the Audience Award and the Student Jury Award at Ji.hlava, where it world premiered last October.
The programme features on March 8 the documentary Pongo Calling by Czech director Tomáš Kratochvíl, which captures the story of Roma activist Štefan Pongo and his family who left the Czech Republic for UK to escape racial stereotypes and discrimination.
The Echoes of Ji.hlava IDFF will continue on March 9 by the Best Czech Documentary winner from Ji.hlava – Kapr Code by Lucie Králová, the experimental documentary opera about the Czech composer Jan Kapr.
On March 10 viewers can watch a unique introspection into the admissions process to the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. This observational documentary Art Talent Show was directed by Tomáš Bojar and Adéla Komrzý. On this occasion, Tomáš Bojar will hold a masterclass for the students of Bucharest-based University of Theatre and Film I.L. Caragiale (UNATC).
The Echoes of Ji.hlava will be concluded o n11 March by an intimate portrait of adolescence entitled Bloom by Canadian director Fanie Pelletier, which took the Award for the Best Debut at Ji.hlava.