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Danielův Svět

74 min.
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Visible Film
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Documentary Film

Daniel, a 25-year-old student of literature, lies in the bath. Off-screen we hear his voice: ‘Although
I’ve never been with either a boy or a girl, I can’t say my life lacks love.’ But what is it like for a young
man who loves boys; a man who, unable to ever fulfil his desire, either has to content himself with
sexual fantasies or use medication to suppress his feelings? This film accompanies Daniel in his
struggle to accept himself, and his desperate search for a partner. While we watch simple yet wellcomposed images of Daniel at the hairdressers, ice skating, or taking his mother’s dog out for a walk,
his off-screen commentary continues to probe and find a way to handle both his coming out and his
unfulfilled desires and live a fulfilled life. Not wanting to distort her protagonist’s voice, nor make his
face unrecognisable, Veronika Lišková met over twenty paedophiles before choosing to work with
Daniel who, in spite of being aware of how vulnerable he is making himself, is exceptionately open
about his condition.

BIOGRAFIE Veronika Liskova

Born in Prague in 1982, she graduated in cultural studies at Charles University and then studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She was editor in chief of Nový Prostor, a magazine sold by the homeless, and has worked as screenwriter and director on documentary projects for Czech television. She currently heads the training programme at the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague. DANIELŮV SVĚT is her feature debut.

FILMOGRAFIE Veronika Liskova (selection)

2014 Danielův Svět 

Veronika Lisková IMDb

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