Next week starts the 23rd edition of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. In the programme of the student film competition, there is a Polish-German co-production.

The Ji.hlava International Film Festival is one of the oldest documentary film festivals in Eastern and Central Europe. Every year, numerous representatives of the film industry and the viewers yearning for its website cinema come to Jihlava in the Czech Republic.

At the festival, the Polish-German co-production "Life Could Be So Beautiful," directed by Filip Jacobson and Angelika Herta, will have its world premiere. The documentary film has a chance to win the award in the student film competition of the section Beetween the Seas. 

The film tells the story of a couple (of film-makers) who travel on bicycles through France, following the footsteps of "Sketches with the Quill" by Andrzej Bobkowski, who travelled this route in 1941. First, they film their discoveries, but finally they ask themselves the question who they are to each other as people. Life could be so beautiful if there were no fears, disastrous expectations and frustrations. A story about a journey taken by people in love, fighting for whom they want to be, told with a lot of humour.

This year's edition of Ji.Hlava is held from the 24th to the 29th of October.

You can find more information about the festival on its website.