Helena Bendová / Review in trade journals

Lecturer:Helena Bendová


As opposed to the limited space that reviewers in newspapers have at their disposal, trade journals offer writers much more space – although the length of the text places entirely different demands on the author in terms of attention to detail, level of sophistication, argumentation, an original point of view, rhetorical skills, and stylistic elegance. In addition, when writing about documentary film, the critic will have to answer specific questions such as the filmmaker’s personal style, the level of reality/fiction of what we see on the screen, the film’s ideological aspects, etc.
Helena Bendová
Studied film at Charles University. Spent several years working for the National Film Archive’s Department of History and Theory, which included editorial work for Iluminace. Since 2001, she has worked as editor at Cinepur; since 2004, she has worked as expert assistant at FAMU’s Center for Audiovisual Studies. She occasionally translates film literature or works as programmer at film festivals (Summer Film School, Febiofest, etc.).

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Festival edition: 2012


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard