Chytilová treats the stories of elderly people with utmost respect and tact, and fashions a rich experience, visual as well as visceral, through intricate editing techniques. At the same time, this is a stepping stone to her later ruminations on age and the meaning of life.
Doclisboa wants to question the present of film, bringing along its history and assuming cinema as a mode of freedom. By refusing the categorization of film practice, it searches for the new problematics that cinematic image implies, in its multiple ways of engagement with the contemporary. Doclisboa tries to be a place to imagine reality through new modes of perception, reflection, and possible new forms of action.