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Cargo Gallery

1.09.2015

Beautiful screening at the Cargo Gallery Gallery in Prague. Thank you. It was a great time. And kind of shocking to realize it’s already 10 years ago that we filmed.

 

In Memoriam

The team of Worldstar is regretting to say goodbye forever to Miroslav Tichý who passed away peacfully the 12th of April 2011. Let us remember him as we met him, humorous, stubborn and very intelligent, living in his own world. May his soul find peace.

DVD is out!!!

Good news, the DVD with bonus material is available now!
Contact: info@kloosundco.de and for Czech Republic info@sleeping-tiger.com

Conseil General prize

We’re glad to announce you that the Conseil General prize has been attributed to Worldstar by the jury of the 7th European film Meetings in Vannes, France.
Thank you!

Magnificient Seven

This time I went alone, unfortunately. I would have loved to share this magnificient experience. 400 people in the cinema and it seemed that people loved it. Just 7 films were shown, all of them very special and wonderful. It was a great honor to be a part of it.

Slamdance!

Again on the road, me and Sarah, the editor. This time we were in Park City at the Slamdance Filmfestival. We came back with many interesting experiences and like many others with a very nasty cold. If somebody tells you Park City is a cold spot, you better believe it!

After one day the poster was covered with other posters. Organic growth.

Next Screenings

In Stuttgart, the 8th December at 3 p.m., Kino EM (Bolzstr. 3-5), Filmschau Baden-Württemberg
Love to see you there

In Den Haag, the 9th fo December at 3 p.m., Sichting Ruimtevaart (Korte Houstraat 3 / 070-364477)
Unfortunately can’t be there

Trailer — Have a look!

The beginning and the film

Miroslav Tichý lived like a hermite for decades in a small town in Moravia surrounded just by a few friends. Now in his old age he has to face the fame. “They should have come earlier, now it’s too late, I don’t want this.” he says. In the art world, meanwhile, he is presented as a fighter against the communist regime. The photographs are being sold for up to 12 000 Euro.

In the winter of 2004 I came across an exhibition catalogue about Art Brut. One page was dedicated to Miroslav Tichý. There was a picture of the artist and a picture of his work. He and his work seemed not to fit into the exhibition at all. I became curious and tried to contact the editor of this catalogue, Roman Buxbaum. Since he liked my last film Schwejking he agreed to meet up. He told me a lot of interesting things about Mr. Tichý and they seemed to be the best friends. Two weeks later I was standing in Miroslav Tichýs house and said: “Many greetings from Mr. Buxbaum.”. I was shocked to hear the wildest combination of rude words. That’s where it all started.

We began filming at the same time when Mr. Buxbaum started to work with great effort on creating Miroslav Tichýs fame. We decided to film on 16mm since Miroslav Tichý was a photographer, and like him who never threw anything away, we too used a mixture of old and new material. In his house we chose to film on black and white material because it is his world and that world is so different from ours. We concentrated not only on him as a person but also on the environment and the art world. There is a great discrepancy of how he is seen and who he is. And that was also the core task to find out who he really is.

We started filming in April 2005 and kept on till December 2005. Then the editing began. In fact we started already in December and worked, with some minor breaks, until Oktober 2006.
Soon we tried to build an elliptic story following some rules in a script of Jean Rouche. The film begins on the surface and goes deeper and deeper till it is very personal and historical, then the story returns to the contemporary situation which is now seen in a different light. And finally in the end the secret of Miroslav Tichý’s photographing is unveiled.