Into the Clouds We Gaze

K oblakům vzhlížíme

K oblakům vzhlížíme

Script: Martin Dušek, Josef Krajbich
Photography: Lukáš Milota
Editing: Josef Krajbich
Sound: Petr Stuchlík, Štěpán Trčka
Music: Monika Midriaková
Producer, Co-producer: Kamila Zlatušková
Color: Colour
Language: Czech
Synopsis
A melancholy portrait of a fan of auto tuning, who – when not behind the wheel of his home-tuned but slowly decaying car – stumbles aimlessly through life. An exploration of the main protagonist’s barren landscape of relationships and of the barrenness of northern Bohemia, where the story takes place. Both these “vacuums” are filled at least temporarily by the roar of engines – heavenly music for Ráďa. Despite an extreme observational format, the filmmaker works with a language full of metaphors that encourage reflection even when the viewer least expects it: in a parking lot in the middle of a loud tuning meet.

DETAIL:
“I never sleep in the tent. If you sleep in the tent at tuning meets, they’ll knock it down in the morning. When I was in this one club, they knocked down my tent and stuffed potatoes up my tailpipe. That really pissed me off.”
Biography
A melancholy portrait of a fan of auto tuning, who – when not behind the wheel of his home-tuned but slowly decaying car – stumbles aimlessly through life. An exploration of the main protagonist’s barren landscape of relationships and of the barrenness of northern Bohemia, where the story takes place. Both these “vacuums” are filled at least temporarily by the roar of engines – heavenly music for Ráďa. Despite an extreme observational format, the filmmaker works with a language full of metaphors that encourage reflection even when the viewer least expects it: in a parking lot in the middle of a loud tuning meet.

DETAIL:
“I never sleep in the tent. If you sleep in the tent at tuning meets, they’ll knock it down in the morning. When I was in this one club, they knocked down my tent and stuffed potatoes up my tailpipe. That really pissed me off.”

Martin Dušek is a well-known Czech documentarian who often uses a provocative approach to unconventional topics. Films include the winner at the 2007 Jihlava IDFF, A Town Called Hermitage! (with Ondřej Provazník, 2007), and The Analogs (2013) about a group of legendary TV news personalities. He has also contributed to the “Czech Journal” TV series (Grievances, 2013).

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Kamila Zlatušková
Kavčí hory 
Prague 4 / 658 88 / Czech Republic
+420 731 433 442
kamila.zlatuskova@ceskatelevize.cz

 
Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Czech Joy
Awards: Best Czech Documentary Film
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: English
Screening:
26.10.2014 17:30
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