(CZ / SK/ GR) 2021, 85 min. + 52 min.)

Directed by Haruna Honcoop

DOP: Lukáš Milota, Jana Hojdová
Sound: Jan Richtr
Script consultant: Martin Ryšavý, Zuzana Piussi
State: development and pre-production
Producer: Vít Janeček – D1film (CZ) + VIRUSfilm (SK)
Co-producers: George Kalomenopoulos – 2K Films (GR)

To be released:  1st half of 2021
Support: The Czech Film Fund (development + production)

Industry pitch selections: Crossing Borders 2018, Ex Oriente 2019 (Awards: IDF Award, Sunny Side of The Doc Award), Sunny Side of The Doc 2019,  FEBIOfest Industry Days Pitch Bratislava 2020, HAF Hong Kong 2020, HAF Pitch at Marché du Cinéma Cannes 2020

About the film
OLYMPIC HALFTIME is a documentary, that shows and reflects on the gestalt and economic impact of the Olympic architecture and urban development in several selected locations in Europe and Asia, that have already hosted the event and are preparing for another round. The choice of the cities is balanced so that we can document various examples of pros and cons and the strengths and weaknesses of the Olympics in urban terms. In Europe, we will visit Olympia and Athens as the “birthplace” of both the ancient and the modern Olympics where most stadia are currently decaying, and Paris where the Olympics took place twice and a third edition is in preparation for 2024 on the backdrop of the typically French public protests. What was the benefit of the Olympics for those cities and countries? What are the pros and cons of organising mass sports events? In addition to Europe, we will also visit Asia to watch different approach to organising the Olympics as well as their architectural gestalt and impact on the public space – in Beijing, the citiy that have the organising experience and is now in “half time” of preparations for the upcoming Games Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022).