Five shorts based on five stories by Bohumil Hrabal. Chytilová’s entry, The Restaurant, the World, is perhaps the bleakest and most surreal. Two events occur in a cafeteria simultaneously: a young woman dies while a wedding banquet is being held.
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.