The Epochal Trip of Mr. Tříska to Russia

The Epochal Trip of Mr. Tříska to Russia
Epochální výlet pana Třísky do Ruska

Czech Republic, 2011, 57 min
Documentary

The Epochal Trip of Mr. Tříska to Russia
Epochální výlet pana Třísky do Ruska

Czech Republic, 2011, 57 min
Documentary

In this humorous travelogue retired rural teacher Jaroslav Tříska sets off, dressed as an astronaut, on an adventurous trip along the Trans-Siberian Highway to the places where his grandfather, a Czechoslovak legionnaire, fought in the years 1914-1920. He wants to get to know today's Russia and its people. The film originated without a script, the story being moved along by random encounters: drunken soldiers, a tired guide, golden youth, strippers in a nightclub, a babushka from a Siberian village and also reporters and senior officials. They all confront questions about the KGB, Chechnya and civil rights in Putin's Russia. At the end of the shooting a "documentary miracle" occurred. The Mayor of Vladivostok formed a partnership with Očihov, the village of 360 souls in which Mr. Tříska lives. The municipal flag is raised on a battleship of the Russian Federation's Pacific Ocean fleet, accompanied by a military brass band, in honour of his grandfather, the legionnaire, and other inhabitants of small towns and villages that often become the victims of war.

Writer / Filip Remunda    DoP / Jakub Halousek    Editor / Jana Vlčková    Sound / David Nagy, Václav Flegl

Release Date / 28 October 2011

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