Village B

Village B

Village B

2002, Czech Republic, 25', Filip Remunda

2002, Czech Republic, 25', Filip Remunda

Village B

Synopsis

A documentary film about Blšany – the world’s smallest village with a premiere league soccer team, located in Central Bohemia – consists of two different views. One of them is the view of the filmmakers, the other one is the view of Mr. Tříska, an amateur film producer. Mr. Tříska also becomes our guide through the mysterious world of the village that has been affected by two completely different political systems. Nostalgia for some advantages of socialism clashes with the reflections of consumerism. The producer also lets Mr. Tříska freely recall his memories while sitting in his living room… The documentary is not only a simple patchwork of these two views, but is also interconnecting them, and involving thrill. The crew shoots a scene with an unemployed man in front of his house. However, appeal is added to this scene thanks to Mr. Tříska and his recording of a family describing their household. One of the most intense moments in the film is the scene in which protagonists reassemble a high-end vacuum cleaner…

The presence of the village film producer brings a dynamic element into the film. Mr. Tříska drives through the village in his green Trabant, he shoots pictures of families in front of their houses, records the pastor delivering a speech during the Sunday service, and interviews Czech football tycoon Chvalkovský. He also visits the municipal office as the mayor thanks the football team of Blšany.

Best documentary within 30min. -IFF Karlovy Vary 2002, Prize of Josef Velek - TSTTT 2002 Uherské Hradiště, 1st prize category document - Famufest 2002, 2nd Prize Dock films film school - MFF Doc. making Usti nad Orlici 2002, Spectators‘Award in Category Documentary Film - Fort Film 2003 2nd International Festival of Young Film Creators and Students Terezín 2003, Prize of International Federation of Film Clubs (FICC) – Don Quijote - Trenčianske Teplice 2003, Prize of Slovakian spořitelna 11th International Film Festival of Feature and Document Films on Art and Artists – ART FILM Trenčianske Teplice 2003