How Many Stories Has a Day?| 56mins
Director: Vladimir Mraz | Producer: QQ Studio Ostrava
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Czech Republic
A unique film essay from director VladimÃr MrÃ¡z, testifying, without words, to the unrepeatable platitude, eminent banality, and inner perception in compelling elusiveness and simultaneously edifying time. The documentary registers the expansive metamorphoses in the city of Ostrava, the "heart of steel" of former Czechoslovakia, together with the daily life of its inhabitants, even in their most intimate moments, giving it both an unexpected coherence and contrast. This time-lapsed documentary was shot over a period of seven years. The images were captured with the exclusive use of photographic cameras and manipulated in a way to create full movement in each shot.