František of His Own Kind

Direction
Year 
2014
Country
  • Czech Republic
Runtime
26min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

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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Details

  • 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
    2014
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2015
    • AFO2015
    • Finále Plzeň 2015
    • BIDF (Budapest) 2015
    • Ekofilm 2015
  • Awards
    • Audience Award, Ekofilm 2015

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