Barbora Sliepkova’s ‘Lines’ Wins at Ji.hlava as Festival Honors Urban Explorations, Creative Crafts

Stories of urban life under pressure dominated the 25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival as the event wrapped Saturday with top honors going to Slovak director Barbora Sliepkova for “Lines,” called by the jury an “exceptional” approach to showing how “beauty, intimacy and space are intertwined” amid social and economic contradictions and connections. “Lines” also took the prize for best debut and sound design by Michal Horvath along with $10,000, and was praised for its “complex and perfectly well crafted work.” Main competition special mention went to “When You Are Close to Me,” a look at the lives of deaf… Read Full Article