a-B-C-D-e-F-G-H-i- JONESTOWN

a-B-C-D-e-F-G-H-i- JONESTOWN
á-B-C-D-é-F-H-CH-í-JONESTOWN

Czech Republic, 2022, 77 min
Documentary, Fiction, Experimental

a-B-C-D-e-F-G-H-i- JONESTOWN
á-B-C-D-é-F-H-CH-í-JONESTOWN

Czech Republic, 2022, 77 min
Documentary, Fiction, Experimental

A never-ending flow of words coming from the fanatical leader of the sect culminates in the drinking of poison. A thousand faithful commit ritual suicide, the biggest in modern times. These dramatic moments in 1978 were caught on tape which bore witness to the event. On that basis a film experiment came to pass in which the sect members are represented by children and their leader is a youth who is transformed in front of the camera into a 10 years older I. In his debut film, Jan Bušta, ´in a live broadcast´ brings us an electrifying experience of demagogy and manipulation. a-B-C-D-e-F-G-H-i-JONESTOWN is also a cinephile tribute to film experiment milestones, ´demagogically manipulating´ with all elements of film narration and audience´s expecattions.

Cast / Jakub Kanhäuser    Writer / Jan Bušta    Story / Jan Bušta    DoP / Michal Černý , Jan Kundera    Editor / Šimon Špidla    Sound / Jan Balcar    Music / The Delfonics    Costumes / Petra Vlachynská    Make-Up / Ivana Kanhäuserová , Petra Vlachynská    Set Designer / Petra Vlachynská

Release date / 12 January 2023

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