Documentary Monday

Regular screenings of documentary films attended by filmmakers

Documentary Monday is a long-term series of Monday screenings of selected documentary films in Prague’s art cinema Světozor, which, in the recent years, has been co-organised by Ji.hlava IDFF. The Světozor cinema thus offers monthly screenings under the auspices of Ji.hlava’s programme section, whose representatives select films to be shown on Documentary Mondays from among those presented at the previous edition of the Ji.hlava festival.

A week before the start of the next edition of Ji.hlava IDFF, the audience in Světozor can view an exclusive premiere of some of the new films that will be officially released in the upcoming festival week. A week after the end of the festival, documentary film fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a special screening of the winning film of the Czech Joy section shown as part of the Documentary Mondays project. The majority of the screenings organised by Ji.hlava IDFF are followed by Q&As with the filmmakers.

Current programme

  • July 24, 2017 | 8.45 p.m. | EMPATHY

Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli
USA, 2016, 83 min
English version

A portrait of a drug-addicted girl who earns a living working as an escort. Long static shots show scenes from her working day, as well as everyday moments from her private life. A succession of hotel rooms, make-up, condoms, and endless waiting in the cold – all of it expressing a yearning for empathy.