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We want to progress forward. But where to go?

The playful film 1+1+1 shot on classical (old fashioned?) 16mm medium deals with the idea of progress. Progress is an issue that is becoming more and more pressing in these times of crisis developing to crisis developing to crisis – maybe progress of crisis? With a leap in the technologisation of life, but also growing inequalities and various tensions. We love progress, improvements, advances, growth. Is there a space for another loves?

The film integrates situational acting with joyful elements of musical with meetings mostly writers and intellectuals in their natural environment. The story progresses through a road movie (sometimes a walk movie) – the journey of three main fictional characters. One character is in favour of progress, another fears it, and the third alternately leans to one side or the other. The characters walk through the world, observe it, and each react to it in their own way. They ask questions about whether, how, and which way to move forward. The philosophical theme is interwoven with songs that lighten it up and in which they sing about what can’t just be said.


  • 1+1+1
  • Director: Ondřej Vavrečka
  • Concept and editing: Ondřej Vavrečka, Benjamin Kolmačka
  • Sound: Jan Richtr, Jan Mesany
  • Music: Tomáš Vtípil, Ondřej Vavrečka, Ondřej Ježek
  • Cast: Karin Bilíková – Progressist, Matyáš Řezníček – Undecided, Mariana Čížková – Anti-Progressist
  • Apearance as themselves: Pascal Chabot, Meir Dohnal, Corinne Maier, Naděžda Johanisová, Caya Makhélé, Trevor Goward Peter Wagner, Michal Rataj and others
  • Producer: Vít Janeček (D1film, CZ + VIRUSfilm, SK)
  • Co-producer: Věra Krincvajová (Czech TV, CZ)
  • Support: Czech Film Fund (CZ) – development + production
  • CZ, 2023, 72 min.

  • MIA Rome (2022) – selection to pitching forum
  • Ji.hlava New Visions Forum Europe (2022) – selection to pitching forum
  • East Doc Platform Prague – selection to upcoming New Czech docs forum

Ke stažení:

photo of the director

Media reflections

Image: 1+1+1