"Lines are a bit of a theme at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. There are those you expect, greeting you in front of screening halls, pop-up food stands, restaurants and the wobbly information desks in the cramped festival center—all reminders that this quaint Czech town of 50,000 people was not built to play host to a film festival of international renown. Then there are lines of the less obvious sort, like the swirling white chalk marks on the pavement that connect the various festival locations—an act of 'environmental installation,' created annually since 2005 by local artist Vit Kraus using a sports line maker, which is meant to guide, and maybe also confound, visitors as they navigate the picturesque streets of Jihlava’s historic old town. And then there’s Lines the film, which deservedly emerged as the big winner of Jihlava."
"all the trappings of a run-of-the-mill festival documentary—from faux-fly-on-the-wall narration to vaguely forlorn-seeming protagonists” nails a certain kind of current film. Strong report on Jihlava from @AlanMattli https://t.co/krfMwukUYV— Vadim Rizov (@vrizov) November 10, 2021
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