35' 2019 Czech Republic director: Ondřej Šálek cinematography: Ludvík Otevřel, Tomáš Frkal, Helena Fikerová, Tomáš Daliman editing: Ondřej Šálek production: Studio FAMU
Petr Černý is a star of right-wing websites in northern Bohemia. His programs, in which anti-immigrant hysteria mixes with conspiracy theories, fake news, and Russian propaganda are watched by thousands of people every week. And yet Černý is far from your average online troll. In this short film, the young Czech director manages not only to take a close look at this important phenomenon but also to make an intriguing, complex portrait of the protagonist.