In Focus: New Europe

Czech Journal: Teaching War

Adéla Komrzý
Screening time  
28.02. / Wednesday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 2  
03.03. / Saturday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
This episode of the Czech Journal series examines the fact that military spirit is starting to pervade our society.

Attempts to reintroduce military training or compulsory military service, and in general, national preparations for the next big war, go hand in hand with the society’s fear of Russians, Muslims, or whichever ‘enemies’. This reconnaissance flight over the machine gun nest of Czech militarism turns into a grotesque, unsettling military parade. It is not only a message about how easily people allow themselves to be manipulated into a state of paranoia by the media, but also a warning that extremism could become a part of regular school curriculum.


Adéla Komrzý

Adéla Komrzý, born in 1992, is currently studying documentary film at Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). In her work, she engages in a critique of contemporary Czech society from unusual perspectives. Her contribution to the documentary cycle Television Celebration earned her the FitES Award in 2013.

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Ceska zurnal: Vychova k valce

Czech Republic
2016, 70'

Directed by:
Adéla Komrzý

Screenplay by:
Adéla Komrzý

Adéla Komrzý, Filip Marek, Stanislav Adam

Edited by:
Mariana Kozáková

Adam Voneš

Vit Klusak

Produced by:
Hypermarket Film

Festivals & Awards:

Neisse Film Festival 2017; Freistädter Filmfestival 2017