Art Talent Show
Sunday, Mar 19 at 5:30 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dirs. Adéla Komrzý, Tomáš Bojar. Czech Republic. 2022, 102 mins. In Czech with English subtitles. DCP. Every year the Academy of Arts (AVU) in Prague receives hundreds of applications. Art Talent Show observes every step in the arduous process for three studios, which are presided over by three different sets of professors. By taking a faculty-eye view, the film surfaces the myriad challenges old guard institutions face in evaluating, teaching, and respecting young artists steeped in hyper-contemporary values, tastes, and preoccupations. Komrzý and Bojar are granted astonishing access to teacher vs. prospective student encounters that crackle with intergenerational tension and identity culture clash, and raise perennial questions over the purpose and value of art. A dastardly funny, cringey, and revealing snapshot of the present. Recipient of the Grand Prix in the 2022 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s Proxima Competition. A Film Movement Release. New York premiere
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.
About the Filmmakers:
Adéla Komrzý is a documentary filmmaker who received the FITES Trilobit Award for her chapter in the TV Celebration film series (2013). Her film Teaching War from the Czech Journal was awarded the main Andrej “Nikolaj” Stankovič Prize; Viva Video was nominated for the Pavel Koutecký Award; Intensive Life Unit was awarded the Czech Lion Award, the Czech Film Critics’ Award, the Trilobit Award, the Pavel Koutecký Award, and various film festival prizes. In 2018, Komrzý was awarded Filmuni Babelsberg Konrad Wolf internship for directing and was selected for Berlinale Talents.
Tomáš Bojar is a director, producer, screenwriter, and dramaturge. He worked on multiple film projects in collaboration with Pavel Abrahám, notably on two feature documentaries, Czech RAPublic (2008) and Two Nil (2012); with Rozálie Kohoutová, he directed a feature documentary FC Roma (2016) and Off Sides (2019); with Zuzana Kirchnerová, he completed the documentary Breaking News and the five-episode series The Magnificent Five. Bojar’s films have been screened at Karlovy Vary IFF, Visions du Réel Nyon, the BAFICI Buenos Aires, and have received Pavel Koutecký Award, the Czech Joy award at the Jihlava International Documentary Festival, the Golden Kingfisher Award at the Finale festival in Pilsen, Trilobit Award, and more.