A virtual fantasy and an intimate diary made with the use of modern technologies, both digital and medical. Němec documents an operation on his heart in order to discover what is happening in his subconscious during a long surgery. Coincidentally, this operation is taking place on the very day of the state visit to Prague by none other than George W. Bush. Němec puts these two main storylines into a parallel flow and enriches them with images of his daily life. It is as if he was trying to see his own life like a film, the promised image of unconscious people. And above all, there is an image of a waving hand helplessly trying to get a grip on reality. In this visual meditation, the journey teeters somewhere between life and death, or heart and soul. Screens together with Golden Sixties: Jan Němec.

Original title
Krajina mého srdce
Filmmaker
Jan Němec
Country
Czech Republic
Year
2004
Medium
35mm
Length
63’
Language
Czech
Producer
Iva Ruszeláková
Production Company
Jan Němec - Film
Sales
Jan Němec - Film
Writer
Jan Němec
Cinematography
Jiří Maxa, Jan Němec
Editor
Alois Fišárek
Sound Design
Ivo Špalj
Music
Jan Němec
Cast
Jan Němec, Zuzana Stivínová