ABOUT THE FILM
Gottland is a full-length documentary film and a series of documentary episodes based on a bestselling collection of reportages, under the same title, by Mariusz Szczygiel (winner of Nike Literary Award and European Book Prize 2009).
Young documentary film makers from renowned Prague Film School FAMU, inspired by the book, take a closer look at the history of post-war Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic, in order to discover new heroes and remind us of the ones that were forgotten or erased from the history. By examining events from the First Czechoslovak Republic and World War II, looking at stories from 50s and 60s and from the period of normalisation, they ask about the consequences of those groundbreaking events. Are we always right in distinguishing, which events where the vital ones? In stories that appear familiar, are we always sure to tell, who is the real hero and who is the traitor?
It is the coproduction of BFILM, nutprodukce (CZ), Czech television (CZ), FAMU (CZ) and Centrala film (PL). The production was financially supported by Czech Film Fund, Polish Film Institute and Slovak Audiovisual Fund.
documentary, CZ/PL/SK, 2014, 100 min.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
The premiere was held on 18th August 2014 in Prague, Czech republic and internationally was Gottland first time released at the 30th Warsaw International Film Festival in Poland.
In has received these awards:
Silver Eye Award – International Documentary Film Festival 2014, Jihlava, Czech Republic
Jury Honorable Mention – FAMUfest 2014, Praha, Czech Republic
You could have seen Gottland at these festivals:
30th International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
12th International Film Festival Tofifest 2014, Torun, Poland
International Documentary Film Festival 2014, Jihlava, Czech Republic
Festival of Human Rights 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina
International Film Festival, 2014, Bratislava, Slovakia
FAMUfest 2014, Praha, Czech Republic
International Documentary Film Festival 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania
Finále Plzeň 2015, Plzeň, Czech Republic
Directors: Lukáš Kokeš, Petr Hátle, Viera Čákanyová, Rozálie Kohoutová, Radovan Síbrt, Klára Tasovská
Story: Mariusz Szczygieł
Screenplay: Jan Gogola ml., Viera Čákanyová, Petr Hátle, Rozálie Kohoutová, Lukáš Kokeš, Klára Tasovská, Radovan Sibrt
Producer: nutprodukce (CZ) – Tomáš Hrubý
Co-producers: Centrala Film (PL) – Jacek Nagłowski, BFILM (SK) – Peter Badač
D.O.P.: Lukáš Kokeš, Lukáš Milota, Prokop Souček
Animation: Miša Čopíková, Veronika Obertová, Daniela Krajčová, Martin Tomori
Editor: Šimon Hájek, Lukáš Kokeš, Jan Daňhel, Evženie Brabcová
Sound Design: Adam Levý, Jan Richtr, Marek Poledna, Miloš Hanzély
Lukáš (1983) graduated the film theory at Charles University in Prague and documentary department at FAMU.
59-184-84 (short film, 2009)
Redemption Attempt of a TV Repairman Josef Lávička in Nine Scenes (short film, 2010)
The Fortress (2012)
Czech Journal (2013)
V.I.P. / Vietnamese Important People (short film, 2013)
Nothing Like Before (2017)
Petr (1983) after studying History and Theory of Film and Philosophy at Charles University Prague, he became a student of the Documentary Department of FAMU Prague.
Hiltonleaving (short film, 2006)
Heroes – Das Concept (short film, 2008)
Make up (short film, 2009)
Leaving Istanbul (short film, 2010)
Deti 50. rokov (short film, 2010)
Advent (short film, 2011)
The Great Night (celovečerný dokumentárny film, 2013)
Viera (1980) studied Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava – Department of Scriptwriting. She continued in her film studies later at Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague – Departement of Documentary Film.
Under underground (short film, 2006)
Piraňa (short film, 2007)
Worms (short film, 2007)
Alda (short film, 2009)
100 dní (short film, 2009)
Update (short film, 2010)
Olda (short film, 2010)
Rozálie (1985) attended Charles University where she specialized in Roma culture and she graduated at FAMU’s Documentary Film Department. She studied two semesters at Sorbonne in Paris where she worked in a documentary film production company Ideal Audience.
O Topanki (short film, 2007)
Aliens and Herons (short film, 2008)
Velmistr (short film, 2008)
Roma Boys (short film, 2009)
Čapkovy kapsy (short film, 2011)
Kytlice – Zimmer Frei (2011)
Jenica a Perla (short film, 2009)
FC Roma (2016)
On Thin Ice (2019)
Radovan (1975) graduated from The Faculty of Humanities and The Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, at Charles University (FHS UK / FF UK), as well as from The Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). He has worked on short independent documentaries (MRG) and fiction films (Domestic Violence, Bambino di Praga) as well as cooperated with the Czech National Broadcaster.
Marriage of Gabina and Robert (short film, 2005)
Domácí násilí (short film, 2007)
O slušnosti (2012)
The Prison of Art (2013)
Klára (1980) graduated from New Media department at AVU and currently is studying at the Documentary department at FAMU. She is collaborating at internet projects such as artycok.tv, edata-base.net, k-r-o-n-i-k-a.net.
Baníček (short film, 2006)
Strom (short film, 2007)
Rekonstrukce (short film, 2007)
Memory recall (short film, 2008)
HaCan (short film, 2008)
Půlnoc (short film, 2010)
The Fortess (2012)
Nothing Like Before (2017)
nutprodukce – Tomáš Hrubý
BFILM – Peter Badač