Czech Photo – The Geometry of Thought

Česká fotka - Geometrie myšlení

Česká fotka - Geometrie myšlení

Script: Jan Gogola ml.
Photography: Jiří Zykmund
Producer, Co-producer: Martina Šantavá (Česká televize)
Color: Colour
Language: Czech

On a trip from Prague to Kolín and back, Czech philosopher Miroslav Petříček focuses his wit and camera on the structural aspects of the environment. Equipped with catalogues of avant-garde interwar photographers such as Jaroslav Rossler, Jaromír Funke, and Josef Sudek, he wanders about a local power plant and, while engaging the director in conversation, seeks out the real-life motifs of their photographs. Horizontal and vertical lines, framing, light and shadow are ever more emphatically peel away from visual and verbal reflections upon the perception of geometry and the geometry of perception.


Director, dramaturge and teacher Jan Gogola, Jr. has filmed numerous original documentaries, many of which have been shown at the Jihlava IDFF. I Love My Boring Life won the Czech Joy section in 2009. In King Does Nothing, which was in competition in 2012, he followed poet Petr Král on his literary tour. The Geometry of Thought was produced as part of Czech Television’s documentary cycle Czech Photo.

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Česká televize / Martina Šantavá / Kavčí hory / 140 70 / Praha 4 / Czech Republic / / /

Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Film and Philosophy
Premiere Type: World Premiere
01.11.2015 13:30


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