Descent

(Descent)

Cold-resistance training is beneficial for both body and soul. Dutch diver Kiki knows this to be true, as ice freediving freed her from past trauma and guided her to more conscious experiences.

A slow inhale and exhale. The water in Iceland is crystal clear and has a temperature of about two degrees. A woman in a swimsuit sits on an ice floe as she puts on fins, diving goggles and a snorkel. Kiki is a professional diver, who pushes the limits of her endurance beyond the boundaries of human comprehension. Her physical condition results from many years of gradual training, which taught her to like herself and her body. The film uses imposing shots to explore to the depths of the human core set against a backdrop of the world lying hidden beneath the water’s surface.

About the film

Director: Nays Baghai
Australia
2020 | 65 min.

Language: Dutch, English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Category

Long Live Life

Director

Nays Baghai

Filmography
2020 - Descent
2015 - What Are You Looking At?

Nays Baghai

Screenings

13. 05. 17:00 Jeden svět živě: Stream
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
DiscussionKiki Bosch, protagonist
20. 05. 20:15 Praha: DOX
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
DiscussionAdriana Špottová, cold water swimmer, Česká otužilecká unie
21. 05. 20:00 Police nad Metují: Terasa před Muzeem papírových modelů
24. 05. 20:00 Opava: terasa Obecního domu
31. 05. 19:30 Plzeň: Kavárna Your Time Café
01. 06. 20:30 Brno: Kinostan v Lužánkách
02. 06. 20:30 Sušice: Ostrov Santos
03. 06. 21:00 Tišnov: Splav Březina
05. 06. 19:00 Ostrava: Kino Etáž

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