Date: 25 January 2023 (ended)
Section: BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES: THE FRINGES OF CZECH AND SLOVAK CINEMA, LONGING FOR ANOTHER WORLD
Location: Teatro Miela
Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca degli Abruzzi, 3, 34132 Trieste TS
|FESTIVAL PASS TRIESTE and/or MYMOVIES|
PRAHA CALCUTTA 1935
(Praga Calcutta 1935 / Prague Kolkata 1935)
Cecoslovacchia / Czechoslovakia
1935, b-n / b-w, 20’
v.o. ceca / Czech o.v.
Musica / Music: Bedřich Smetana. Produzione / Produced by: J. A. Holman. Partecipanti / Participants:
Zbislav “Mik” Peters (Capospedizione / Expedition Leader), Zdenek Pohl, František Holoubek, Jaroslav Sachl, Jan Nádherný, Jaroslav Hoffmann, Lubomír Šebela
Travelogue film about the expedition of six Czechoslovak athletes from Prague to Kolkata, India, in four Škoda Popular cars. The adventure begins in Prague, through Europe, Istanbul and the Asian part of Turkey. The cars travel through the desert, past Beirut, Damascus and Baghdad, into the mountains of Kurdistan and along the rivers of northern Persia. In the city of Quetta, the expedition splits up: one group travels through India while the other follows an adventurous route through Afghanistan. On 7th of August, the first and longest journey in the history of Czechoslovak motoring reaches its destination.