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KARLOVY VARY 2019 Documentary Competition

EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt from Martin Mareček's Over the Hills


- The Czech director's first feature-length film after eight years is world-premiering in Karlovy Vary's Documentary Competition

EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt from Martin Mareček's Over the Hills
Over the Hills by Martin Mareček

Czech filmmaker Martin Mareček's new film Over the Hills [+see also:
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will world-premiere in the Documentary Competition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and Cineuropa can exclusively present an excerpt from this documentary road movie.

The film follows a father and son as they travel by car from the Czech Republic to Russia. The official synopsis is as follows: A great distance. Two thousand, eight hundred and fifty-two kilometres between Brno and Diveyevo, between the East and the West, between father and son. Far away, so close. At the end of the summer holidays, Vít and his son Grisha set off on a long journey to Russia. As soon as they get in the car, the son puts his headset on and the father immerses himself in memories. Still the two cannot escape one another. But there is one thing that can bring them close once again – a joint search. But what are they actually searching for?

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The screenplay was written by Mareček and Tomáš Bojar, while Jiří Málek lensed the film and Josef Krajbich edited it. It is a co-production between Prague-based Negativ and HBO Europe.

Mareček's previous outing was the Zambia-themed Solar Eclipse in 2011, which won both the Best Czech Documentary Award and the Audience Award at Ji.hlava IDFF, as well as the national Czech Lion Award for Best Documentary. This film, as well as his earlier documentaries Auto*Mat, The Source and Dust Games, can be seen on Doc Alliance's streaming platform – click here.

Watch our exclusive excerpt below:

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