The Czech premieres of two films will take place at the 11th year of the Festival of Film Animation. The festival visitors should be well aware of the filmmakers' names.
The visitors can look forward to Don Hertzfeldt's first feature film It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012, 70 min). The work of this American animator is coming back to PAF after two years. Hertzfeldt's film I Am So Proud of You was screened as a part of the closing ceremony in 2010, also as the Czech premiere. It's Such a Beautiful Day is a story in three chapters. Hertzfeldt started his trilogy in 2006 by the film Everything Will Be OK, he continued with the already mentioned I Am S Proud of You (2008). In 2011 the existential trilogy is closed by the chapter entitled It's Such a Beautiful Day which is at the same time name for the whole trilogy. Protagonist of the author's story is a mysterious antihero wearing a hat and suffering from mental disorder. It results in bizarre scenes, nightmares and dreamlike situations in which Bill appears. Bill's seemingly ordinary life and his different perception are presented in humorous as well as dramatic way. The appreciated three-part story is made by hand- drawn animation and this traditional animation is combined with experimental optical effects, coloured "dazzling" scenes.
The second feature premiere fits into the category of documentary film. Thanks to the new film FRAGMENTS OF KUBELKA (2012) made by Martina Kudlacek (*1965), the author who visited PAF in 2008, the Austrian experimental filmmaker and thinker Peter Kubelka will be present at this year's PAF as well. After careful gathering of material that lasted many years the graduate of theatre studies, University of Vienna and of documentary direction, FAMU made a portrait of a film artist which exceeds the framework of biographical genre and offers Kubelka's complex view of life and art, film phenomenon and presents his extensive lectures on "what is cinema" and "cooking as an art form." The visitors will thus have the opportunity to watch this exceptional documentary which is 232 minutes long and contains little fragments of Olomouc.