The 25th Ji.hlava IDFF will take place from October 26 to 31, 2021. Now, it has announced its first details as it prepares to return to cinema with its online portal open for two weeks afterwards.
In line with tradition, Ji.hlava IDFF will offer classical and experimental creative documentary cinema and themed retrospectives, plus a number of off-competition sections, including Special Events. Amongst the first details released are:
The Czech Joy section includes Martin Kohout’s Votes for President or Attempted Counterrevolution and Jan Látal’s This era is not for us, as well as Diana Cam Van Nguyen’s animated film Love, Dad.
The Constellations section will feature British actress Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Jane Birkin biography, Jane by Charlotte, as well as Jean-Gabriel Périot’s Returning to Reims.
The Testimonies competition section will feature Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris look at LSD guru Timothy Leary, My Psychedelic Love Story and Jin Huaqing’s Dark Red Forest.
The 25th Ji.hlava IDFF will also feature an extensive showcase of films by the Slovak-Czech ethnographer and filmmaker Karol Plicka, including 1933’s Venice Film Festival winner The Earth Sings.
Finally, a remarkable retrospective featuring 24 experimental films created in underground conditions in Romania during the period 1968–1989. The Conference Fascinations: Romania retrospective will bring many cinematographic revelations including a poetic film set in an industrial environment, The Alert (1969) by Mircea Săucan which will have its world premiere in Jihlava.
Find more information on the 25th Ji.hlava IDFF – HERE