Miroslav Janek. Retrospective

Battle for Life

Year
2000
Country
Czech Republic
Duration
90’
Directors
Miroslav Janek, Roman Vavra, Vit Janecek

A feature-length documentary based on the mutual experiences of a trio of directors - Miroslav Janek, Roman Vavra, and Vit Janecek - which portrays life in the border village of Bystre during the last year of the millennium. The film concentrates on the exuberant social life of the community, including many bizarre recent customs, as well as on several very intimate moments in the lives of the inhabitants.

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Director
Miroslav Janek

Miroslav Janek was born in Nachod in 1954. From a young age he devoted himself to amateur film and he shot several films as a self-taught filmmaker. In 1979, he emigrated to Germany and later went to the USA, where he primarily made a name for himself as an editor. His most important work was probably his collaboration with director Godfrey Reggio on the internationally acclaimed compilation films Powaqqatsi (1988), Anima Mundi (1992) and Naqoyqatsi (2002). Since returning to the Czech Republic in 1993, he has devoted himself as a cameraman and director to his own documentaries. His film about blind children with a camera The Unseen (Nespatrene – 1996) has won the most accolades, both at home and abroad. In recent times, his documentary films Kha-chee-pae (Chacipe) and Vierka or the Mystery of Family B’s Disappearance (both made in 2005) have won prizes at several festivals.

Director
Roman Vavra
Director
Vit Janecek
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March 2020
Kha-Chee-Pae
Miroslav Janek. Retrospective
Kha-Chee-Pae
Year
2006
Country
Czech Republic
Director
Miroslav Janek
Duration
57
Miroslav Janek. Retrospective
Vierka, Or the Mystery of Family B's Disappearance
Miroslav Janek. Retrospective
Vierka, Or the Mystery of Family B's Disappearance
Year
2005
Country
Czech Republic
Duration
76
Miroslav Janek. Retrospective