Date: 26 January 2023 (ended)
Section: BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES: THE FRINGES OF CZECH AND SLOVAK CINEMA, VISITORS AND PRESENCES
Location: Teatro Miela
Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca degli Abruzzi, 3, 34132 Trieste TS
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FOTOGRAFOVANIE OBYVATEL’OV DOMU
(Fotografia degli abitanti di una casa / Photographing the House Dwellers)
Cecoslovacchia / Czechoslovakia
1968, 35mm, col. & b-n / b-w, 16′
v.o. slovacca / Slovak o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Dušan Trančík. Fotografia / Photography: Vladimír Holloš. Montaggio / Editing: Dušan Trančík. Suono / Sound: Eduard Palček. Produzione / Produced by: Československý film Bratislava / Czechoslovak Film Bratislava.
A traditional, multigenerational family gathers in front of a partially built country house at various occasions. Metamorphoses of the building itself, family growth, amusing and sad events, all of it calls for collective photography. Admiration of simple man’s diligence complements ironic emphasis on a paradox of grand illusions vs. everyday reality – comforts of socialism which came at a heavy price.
Director, screenwriter, actor, Dušan Trančík was born in 1946 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia and graduated in film editing from FAMU in 1970. Among the most prominent figures of Slovakia’s cinema in the 1970s and 1980s, his feature film Keď hviezdy boli červené (When the Stars Were Red), a reflection of life in the communist regime, premiered at Berlinale 1991. Trančík chaired the Slovak Film Union (1994-1998) and the Association of Slovak Film Directors (1993-1997).