Eraser Castle - Part One, Fuels

  • Czech Republic
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A nineteen-year-old student Zdeněk Adamec burned himself to death in March 2003. At the time, the society was not in need of a torch symbol, so the only things left are the images of birch alleys or exotic animals in a Czech meadow, the sound of a viola. A hallucinating picture is a glance back at the event through the author's emotional projections, allowing the audience to rebuild this structure using such an incomplete piece of information as the film is.

Images melting into one another are not just sponge-like images, and the individual stages inside the film are not just coincidental transitions. And so we can see the space of events and film images coming together through an experimental documentation of mental imprints; burning has the role of a kind of spiritual or transcendental entity.

If the fire resembles the concealed tragedy, then the first part of the planned trilogy is an authentic expansion of the Czech non-memory of it.


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  • Original Title
    Zámek zmizík - Díl první, paliva
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Vladimír Voříšek
  • Cinematography
    Jakub Halousek
  • Editing
    Petr Štěpánek
  • Sound
    Michal Čech
  • Runtime
    25 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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