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|
(Gira e rigira / Round and Round)
Cecoslovacchia / Czechoslovakia
1937, 35mm, b-n / b-w, 7’
v.o. ceca / Czech o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Elmar Klos. Fotografia / Photography: Alexandr Hackenschmied. Musica / Music: Bedřich Kerten. Suono / Sound: František Pilát. Interpreti / Cast: Truda Grosslichtová, Theodor Pištěk. Produzione / Produced by: FAB Zlín.
Young typists spend their time on reciprocal displays of their purchases rather than on their work. When they do not respond to their chief’s ringing, the elderly clerk comes to their office. The girls scatter to their typewriters. Only the most courageous of them explains to him that they are getting themselves ready for a ball and therefore they have bought new shoes. The clerk recalls how he used to dance as a young man and the girl invites him to dance. The man, however, soon loses his breath…
Award-winning director and screenwriter, Elmar Klos was born in 1910 in Brno, present-day Czech Republic. He collaborated extensively with Slovak director Ján Kadár, with whom he shared in 1965 the Oscar for Best Foreign Film for The Shop on Main Street. Their film Death Is Called Engelchen obtained the Golden Prize at the 1963 Moscow IFF. He died in Prague in 1993.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
1955 Hudba z Marsu (Musica da Marte / Music from Mars) diretto con / directed with: J. Kadár 1963 Smrt si říká Engelchen (La battaglia di Engelchen / Death Is Called Engelchen) diretto con / directed with: J. Kadár; Premi / Awards: Moscow IFF – Primo premio / Golden Prize 1964 Obžalovaný (L’accusato / Accused) diretto con / directed with: J. Kadár 1965 Obchod na korze (Il negozio al corso / The Shop on Main Street) diretto con / directed with: J. Kadár; Premi / Awards: Oscar al Miglior film straniero / Oscar for Best Foreign Film