DURACFILM (Prague based) is dedicated to high-end international creative documentaries, fiction films and series that combine an artistic approach with a passion for the subject and personal commitment to the protagonists.
Grief deals with climate change – not through statistics and degrees Celsius, but through emotions. Film shows how environmental crisis-induced anxiety produces new rebels. The emotional film therapy of Extinction Rebellion.
Thirty years ago, Czechoslovak grief over a devastated landscape and lack of care for the environment was one of the propelling forces of the Velvet Revolution. Soon the country took a deep breath of not only freedom, but also cleaner air. Three decades later, however, grief over the climate situation is growing, clashing with ignorance and again becoming a rebellion. Various movements have recently changed the climate game by sending out strong emotions. And suddenly, things were set into motion.
THE FRAGILE BEAUTY OF MASCULINITY
(in development, drama, Fiction feature film, dir. Andrea Culkova)
Adam wants to have it all, a square dose of adrenalin that boosts his testosterone as well as an easy life in a tuneful marriage with a loving wife and two daughters. But life is simple. No one has it all.
Adam and Iva are together for over 20 years, married with two girls. Everything in their lives would have been just stereotypically ordinary if Adam wasn’t craving to satisfy his thirst for testosterone demonstration more often than it is sustainable. Over the course of their marriage Iva has learned to swim in this pool of aimless risks and macho gestures. Often neglected as a woman she remains in this relationship because Adam is simply the love of her life, or because it’s just too late to question the choice she’s once made. Iva forgives him everything. Even a nasty accident on a motorbike, that costs him one leg. But despite of the ordinary appearances something is cooking deep inside. Iva cleverly manipulates Adam so the family moves into a big house in spite they can barely afford it. This is when he starts to feel the midlife crisis, that forces him to take part in a Primus Winter Rally in Norway where he has yet another stupid and unnecessary almost deadly accident. After a couple of months when he is finally capable of transport Adam finds himself in a rehabilitation facility where Iva works as a nurse. Unable to move and barely able to speak he sees his wife for the first time as someone who clearly is an object of every patient’s liquid dream. While slowly loosing hope that he will ever be able to walk again Adam starts to fall in love with Iva again, whereas Iva slowly starts to see herself differently and realizes that her inner change is inevitable. When Adam’s shit hits the fan one more time in a scale that is more damaging than ever, Iva with her newly gained freedom, different perspective and the house she has always dreamed of at stake, decides not to take any more chances…