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5-mrt.-2018 - 11-mrt.-2018

Echoes of IDFF Ji.hlava 2018

Also this year, the popular Echoes of Ji.hlava Festival take place in Brussels, already for the 6th time. Mark your calendars for the dates 5-11 March! This year's event brings us to new venues such as Cinema RITCS, Cinema Galeries, Le Cercle des Voyageurs and the European Parliament.

The festival is an excellent example of strong Czech documentary scene. It features outstanding Czech as well as foreign movies, carefully selected from the program of the International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava 2017.

The first film is The last shift of Thomas Hisem by the director Jindřich Andrš, in which the author takes us to a coal mine in the Ostrava region and shows us the real face of a work day in such place. The same day, you can see a „road movie“ called Opera about Poland, in which the director Piotr Stasik searches for Polish identity. This film was awarded  the Best Documentary Film of Central and Eastern Europe. Piotr Stasik will meet with movie lovers the next morning, on Tuesday, March 6, when he will give a masterclass about film in RITCS. The third film in the selection is Meteors, a story of one Kurdish town in Eastern Turkey at the outbreak of a war conflict.

The next day, we can look forward to the directorial debut of a Beirut producer Rana Eid called Panoptic, in which the author invites us to travel with her across Beirut in the time of civil war. Panoptic was awarded the Best Feature Debut Documentary.

The official opening ceremony of the festival will be held in the European Parliament on 8th of March. The Best Czech Documentary Film of 2017 will be screened there - Czech Journal: The Limits of Work by the documentarist Apolena Rychlíková, realized in cooperation with the journalist Saša Uhlová.  It depicts working environment in the worst-paid jobs, which Saša Uhlová was researching for half a year. Registration is required for this screening.

In the second half of the festival, there are five more movies. On Friday, we will start with short animation called  Hypnagogia which captures abstract landscapes of the half-waking state before falling asleep. Then follows Last Men in Aleppo by Feras Fayyad which will take us through the sad reality of the war in Syria. A similar topic will be the Saturday focus of Also Known as Jihadi by Eric Baudelaire offering an unconventional perspective of radicalisation in the case of one French man of Algerian descent.

Saturday also brings The End of Time by Milcho Manchevski, a five-minute piece dealing with „time that does not matter.“ If you are curious about what exactly this Manchevki´s statement means, feel free to join us at the screening.

The festival ends on Sunday with the film On The Edge of Freedom by Jens Lengerke and Anita Mathal Hopland, showing their life full of adrenaline and conquering of forbidden parts of the city. One of the filmmakers, Anita Mathal Hopland, will come to participate in the debate following the screening. 


Detailed program


Opening ceremony: March 8, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Altiero Spinelli Building (room A3G3). Registration is required here. Dispensation of entrance badges will be open from 5:30pm till 6:15pm at "Infopoint Visiteurs", you can see the location below.

When: 5. - 11. 3. 2018

Where: Please pay attention to the changes of screening places. For more informations click here.

Tickets: 2-6€

Organized by: Czech Centre Brussels, City of Jihlava, Vysocina region in Brussels, MEP Pavel Poc (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats), RITCS, Le Cercle de Voyageurs and Cinema Galeries.








Van: 5-mrt.-2018
T/m: 11-mrt.-2018

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