Interview (extract): Jitka Mladkova in Interview with Gabriela Tscherniak for Radio Prague during the Karlovy Vary Filmfest
What is the story of your movie that you already presented in Cannes?
The film story portrys a disillusioned youth, that in their feelings
of lonlyness enters a club.
Did you also search fort he reason of it?
I didn’t want to give answers. I want the spectator to give themeslves to search for their own answers.
But for yourself did you discover any reasons?
Certainly, I did think a lot about it. One woman from Latvia once mentioned, how people had changed after the communism was over. Certainly I am personally happy that people are free, but obviously the capitalisme has certain consequences such as the increasing individualisation. I don’t think this is necessary right, we humans are social beings. When certain sozial structures disappear one is left to their own and we have “the modern syndrom of feeling lost.”
You are the first time at Karlovy Vary. With what kind of impressions you will leave the city?
What I really love and find attractive here that it is a festival for
a patially really young audience. If there is a young audience that means
the future for me. This is also the new generation of film makers or opinion
Do you have a new subject that you would like to deal cinematically with?
I have a couple of projects, but I don’t want to talk about it. I am a bit superstitious about this. Certainly what I can definatly say is that I am interested in charecters that feel tournmented and are in search for their identy and can’t find a place where they feel home. I am myself a child of immigrant parents and certainly the place of home or belonging is a questions that will always reveberate in me.
What do you think of Europe and especially in regards to the former communist countries that are now part of the European Union?
I think the idea of a united europe is a very beautifull one. I think
it is very important even though it might now be found immidiately but
through side trackings. As a multiculteral being myself I certainly consider
this an important issue. An Utopia would be for me a world without any
kind of boarders, in which everybody could travel where they want to and
no national but especially without economical barries. I certainly understand