BYEWAY

AUTOSTRADA


Czech Republic, 2013 , 72'
Ivo Bystrican

ORIGINAL TITLE

DAL NIC


CATEGORY

Rebels with a cause

SYNOPSIS

‘This is ridiculous. They have wrought havoc left and right, but they spared this little chapel here, just to show us how much they cared. Why couldn’t they spare the environment too?’ says the activist.
‘You care for beetles and bugs, but what about the people? Today, one is better off as a ring snake than as a human! You are not even from around here, so you haven’t got a clue about what’s going on,’ says the resident. 
‘It’s just the fault of those damned activists with their obsession for a healthy environment. No healthy environment is possible in this society,’ says the builder.
Even after many years, the few remaining kilometres of the highway from Prague to Berlin, which pass through the protected area of the Bohemian Central Uplands, cannot be completed. Activism, apathy, bureaucracy, Tannhauser and spectacular camerawork come together to tell the absurdist story of the D8. Could a motorway that makes everybody happy ever possibly be built?

FULL PROGRAM

18 March, 21:00, Muzeul National al Taranului Roman

18 March, 10:00, Cinema Elvire Popesco

21 March, 16:00, Cinema Studio

VO

Czech

SUBTITLES

English, Romanian

PRODUCER

Pink Productions

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2013

Famufest, Czech Republic, 2013

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