Ji.hlava IDFF kicks off tomorrow

The 21st edition of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival kicks off at 9 PM tomorrow. The competition sections will show 342 screenings, 70 of which will be shown in their world premiere. The festival will also include 22 international and 12 European premieres. The official opening ceremony, this time along the lines of a political rally, will be directed by renowned Czech theatre director Jiří Havelka. The opening film will be The Lust for Power by Tereza Nvotová. Visitors can also look forward to discussions about the political situation after the Czech parliamentary elections, which took place last weekend.

“The Ji.hlava IDFF can be viewed as an ideal post-election wellness resort. We all will restore our energy regardless of whether we were trying to drown our grief in beer or we are still in mourning. Vysočina offers fresh air and abounds in beautiful nature, the festival will treat visitors to a host of film titles and accompanying programme in the form of discussions, concerts and theatre performances. Everyone can thus find their own balance between the political and the poetical,” says Marek Hovorka, tempting audience to visit the Ji.hlava IDFF.

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