Here’s a heads up for anyone who missed Miro Remo’s wonderful Arsy Versy during its festival run; the film is now available online! I’ve embedded it at the top of this post and highly recommend you give it a watch if you’re a fan of quirky character studies. This was one of my favourite films of 2009 and a highlight of that year’s Hot Docs documentary film festival. Here’s the synopsis:

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Arsy-Versy is the life story of a mother and her son Lubos, who turned the world upside down. Lubos escaped the world of people to live symbiotically with nature. He flew away to a planet where only butterflies live – intelligent beings. Lubos invested his life’s energy combined with his unbelievable empathy into his amateur photograph and film creations. His greatest fascination with nature was the unique study of bats. He attempted to maximize the understanding between human and animal by expressing his fascination for this upside down being. His biggest support in his wanderings, as well as in all areas of his life, was his mother. Lubos’ mother, however, is 70 years old and worries about the future of her son. “What will happen with that kid?” she asks. People who ‘knew him’ thought Lubos was crazy, but only until they saw the film upside down. Now they feel like the crazy ones!

Also, while visiting Miro’s Vimeo page I came across a teaser for his next film, Báječní muži v uletených snoch (Wonderful Men in Faraway Dreams), which looks equally unique and entertaining. Have a look:

Written by: Jay Cheel, THE DOCUMENTARY BLOG