Points for the President aka Attempt at Contrarevolution

Director: Martin Kohout
Original title: HLASY PRO PREZIDENTA aneb Pokus o kontrarevoluci
Country: Czech Republic
Year of release: 2021
Runtime: 105 minutes
Colour: Colour
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English

Producer: Jakub Wagner
Writer: Martin Kohout
Camera: Jakub Wagner
Editing: Martin Kohout

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In his provocative mosaic of opinions from different sides of the political spectrum, Martin Kohout reflects on where the ideals of November 1989 and the former sense of community have disappeared to. He tries to understand the progressive fragmentation of Czech society through two recent events. Both the parliamentary elections in 2017 and the subsequent direct election of the president made it clear that there is no consensus in the country today on even the most basic concepts such as "freedom" or "democracy". Sources of concern, ideas about the country's future direction, and the national myths on which cultural and political figures and disaffected voters rely all vary.


"One of things the film does is make us look at the other side. Not just state that there is something wrong with democracy and that populism is controlling people." (Martin Kohout)

 

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