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The many ways of power

The Lust for Power / The Candidate: The Rise of Emmanuel Macron / Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time
Regissør: Tereza Nvotová/Yann L’Hénoret/Ted Bourne Mary Robertson og Banks Tarver
(Slovakia og Tsjekkia/Frankrike/USA)

This year's Jihlava festival focused on political film. Several were about heads of state and the electoral processes that led to their victory.

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Jihlava's international film festival is a unique event where the east and west of the documentary world meet. This year it also released hybrid films (documentary with fiction / feature film with documentary) – which is new and that can create a trend for similar festivals in the future. Documentary films are increasingly influencing TV shows and feature films, or the "audiovisual landscape", as festival director Marek Hovorka calls it. Still, there were mostly classic documentaries on the program. This year's festival had a major focus on political film, often about heads of state and the campaign process behind their election victory: the opening film The Lust for Power is a portrait of former Slovak Prime Minister Vladimír Meciar, and the closing film – with the world premiere at the festival – was French The Candidate: The Rise of. . .

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Margareta Hruza
Hruza is a Czech / Norwegian filmmaker and regular critic of Ny Tid.

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