Fruit Falling of Itself | 26mins
Director: Petr Zaruba | Producer: Radka Kadlecov
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Czech Republic
Documentary film about a painter and graphic artist JiÅ™Ã John, who is a significant representative of the Czech post-war art. He was born in 1923 in TÅ™eÅ¡Å¥, in the central Bohemia. The local nature inspired many of his works - the nature to which he was closely attached and was the main source of his themes. JohnÂ´s work was fully appreciated after his death in 1972.
The documentary film "Fruit Falling of Itself" is a fragile and attentive portrait, which was realized with people who were closest to JiÅ™Ã John â€“ his wife, also an artist, Adriena Å imotovÃ¡ and his brother VladimÃr John. His friends â€“ theoretician of arts JaromÃr Zemina and poet and translator Jan Vladislav â€“ complete this portrait with their erudite notice. The film attempts to show the world of the artist JiÅ™Ã John to spectators.