Jan Patocka about the Soul and Politics

Jan Patočka o duši a politice

Jan Patočka o duši a politice

Script: Boris Jankovec
Photography: Braňo Pažitka, Ondřej Vavrečka, Vojtěch Votýpka, Helena Všetečková, Jiří Thýn
Sound: Veronika Janečková, Helena Papírníková, Lukáš Kosek
Producer, Co-producer: Boris Jankovec
Color: Colour
Language: Czech

Based on students’ and friends’ recollections of and reflections upon the life and work of Jan Patočka, the film weaves together an homage to the important Czech phenomenologist and the first spokesperson of Charter 77, while at the same time encouraging the viewer to consider the relationship between the philosopher and his era, thoughts, actions, philosophy and politics.


Aestheticist, cinematographer and director Boris Jankovec (1979) regularly studies the work of Jan Patočka, especially his philosophy of art. He is to co-author of the film Hauser and Žižek: Theorists of Postmarxistic Philosophy (dir. Helena Všetečková, whosn at the 2008 Jihlava IDFF) and has also contributed to the semi-documentary film The Interposed (dir. Ondřej Vavrečka, shown at the 2014 Jihlava IDFF).

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Boris Jankovec / Haškova 16 / Praha 7 / Czech Republic / +420 721 736 398 / boris.jankovec@post.cz
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Film and Philosophy
Premiere Type: World Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
01.11.2015 13:30


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory