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Can You Still Feel the Butterflies?

Original title: Can You Still Feel the Butterflies?
Director: Radek Brousil, Kryštof Hlůže
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2021
Running time: 13 min
Language: English + English subtitles
 
A mysterious half-dead Fish ceases to see any meaning in its existence. But the resolve to end its own life begins to be undermined by the Inner Voice. The pair talk with each other through verses and quotes from American bands from the turn of the millennium, and the audience feel not just the weight of the awareness that the world around us is changing in a breakneck pace but also a silent awe of the forces of nature, which will always prevail in the end, with us or without us. Let us search for hope in compassion.
 
Radek Brousil
Radek Brousil is a Czech artist who makes installations, working predominantly with textiles, alongside ceramics, film, photography and video. His themes address social testimony, presenting an activist expression on an uncertain future. Radek Brousil graduated from the Studio of Photography at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where he is currently continuing his doctoral studies. In 2015 he received the Oscar Čepan Award for Young Visual Artists. His work is included in local and international private and institutional collections.
 
Kryštof Hlůže
Kryštof Hlůže is a graduate of the Supermedia studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and the Camera Department at FAMU, Prague. He focuses on making videos and films by contemporary visual artists. He works with Martin Kohout, Jakub Jansa, Valentýna Janů, Radek Brousil and Johana Střížková among others. He also contributed to Adéla Komrzý’s documentary Viva video, video viva. His work is distinctive by its use of light; he is interested in light design. He is a co-founder of the techno label Polygon and the independent creative platform Hyperaktiv Studios

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