Art Talent Show

Artistic endeavour isn’t about competing; even so, applicants still have to be placed in order of merit at the academy’s entrance exams. But how do you assess artistic talent? And what role can art play in today’s world?

Zkouška umění
Czechia 2022
  • English
102 min.

Adéla Komrzý and Tomáš Bojar decided to film talent exams in three studios at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts. In their observational documentary they pose simple questions that we are usually afraid to ask; perhaps because, in other situations, they lead to unsatisfactory or even banal answers. The directors also demonstrate that a portrait of an institution can also be taken as a light generational statement, in which it makes sense to ask why a person feels the need to create art in the same way he needs to know that bread costing a mere 14 crowns might stay fresh for a whole week.

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Director: Adéla Komrzý, Tomáš Bojar
Screenplay: Adéla Komrzý, Tomáš Bojar
Cinematography: Šimon Dvořáček
Sound: Václav Flegl, Michaela Patryková, David Titěra
Editing: Hedvika Hansalová
Producer: Jakub Wagner
Cast: Vladimír Kokolia, Eva Červená, Kateřina Olivová, Darina Alster, Viktor Takáč, Marek Meduna, Petr Dub

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2022 – Adéla Komrzý, Tomáš Bojar (Proxima Grand Prix)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2022 – Adéla Komrzý, Tomáš Bojar (FIPRESCI Jury Award)

Czech Lions

2022 – Adéla Komrzý, Jakub Wagner, Tomáš Bojar (Best documentary)