Date: 26 January 2023 (ended)
Section: A DAILY MAGIC, BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES: THE FRINGES OF CZECH AND SLOVAK CINEMA
Location: Teatro Miela
Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca degli Abruzzi, 3, 34132 Trieste TS
|FESTIVAL PASS TRIESTE and/or MYMOVIES|
34 DNŮ ABSOLUTNÍHO KLIDU
(34 giorni di silenzio assoluto / 34 Days of Total Peace)
Cecoslovacchia / Czechoslovakia
1964, 35mm, b-n / b-w, 17’
v.o. slovacca / Slovak o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Lubor Dohnal. Fotografia / Photography: Jiří Lebeda, Igor Luther. Montaggio / Editing: Alois Fišárek. Suono / Sound: Oldřich Tichý. Produzione / Produced by: FAMU.
A story about a man who checks the suitability and abundance of water wells. A suggestive, at times ironic, but always engaging portrait of the modern Robinson. The film shows the upturned face of the modern myth of returning to nature.
A director, photographer, screenwriter, Elo Havetta was born in 1938 in Velké Vozokany, present-day Slovakia. After training in photography and exploring various artistic disciplines, he studied with Karel Kachyňa at FAMU in Prague in the 1960s. Despite his great talent, recognition only came in 1969 with the film Slavnost v botanické zahradě. After Prague Spring and its aftermath, he only managed to make the famous Ľalie poľné in 1972, which was successfully presented at the Venice Film Festival. Many other projects and screenplays were never realised. Although he was among the most original and important figures in Slovak cinema of the period, the rediscovery of his work only came about after the fall of communism. He died in 1975 in Bratislava.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
1963 Svatá Jana cm / sf 1965 34 dnů absolutního klidu doc. 1966 Předpověď: nula cm / sf 1969 Slávnost’ v botanickej záhrade; Premi / Awards: Festival del Cinema Cecoslovacco di Sorrento / Czechoslovakian Cinema Festival in Sorrento – Sirena d’argento / Silver Mermaid 1972 Ľalie poľné