František of His Own Kind

  • Czech Republic
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For more than 30 years, former government clerk František Krause has had an active interest in ornithology. He studies birds and protects them, building birdhouses and trying to be as close to them as possible. He records birds with mathematical precision, archives his records, and carefully organizes all his information. Gogola’s documentary portrait shows how Krause combines love for nature with a positivist respect for facts and logical thinking. This remarkable symbiosis is fleshed out and subtly ironized by the narration, whose consciously exaggerated emphasis on minor facts subverts the conventional descriptive commentary we are used to hearing in traditional nature documentaries.

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  • Original Title
    František svého druhu
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jan Gogola ml.
  • Cinematography
    Petr Příkaský
  • Editing
    Jakub Hejna
  • Music
    Ondřej Gášek
  • Sound
    Jiří Kubík
  • Runtime
    26 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2015
    • AFO2015
    • Finále Plzeň 2015
    • BIDF (Budapest) 2015
    • Ekofilm 2015
  • Awards
    • Audience Award, Ekofilm 2015 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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