Date: 26 January 2023 (ended)
Section: BEING SECLUDED, BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES: THE FRINGES OF CZECH AND SLOVAK CINEMA
Location: Teatro Miela
Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca degli Abruzzi, 3, 34132 Trieste TS
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PRIŠIEL K NÁM OLD SHATTERHAND
(Old Shatterhand è venuto a trovarci / Old Shatterhand Came to See Us)
Cecoslovacchia / Czechoslovakia
1966, 35mm, b-n / b-w, 12’
v.o. slovacca / Slovak o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Dušan Hanák. Fotografia / Photography: Oskár Šághy. Montaggio / Editing: Alfréd Benčič. Suono / Sound: Eduard Palček. Produzione / Produced by: Československý film Bratislava.
A sarcastic report on living in an enclosed reservation behind the iron curtain. Against the backdrop of a first-plan confrontation between its natives and inquisitive strangers, Hanák in a sequence of amusing visual and aural situations, uncovers weariness of a socialist society tired of building “brighter tomorrows“ and points out the extent of backwardness or indifference of its inhabitants.
Celebrated director and screenwriter, Dušan Hanák was born in Bratislava in 1938 and studied at FAMU in Prague. He started making feature-length films after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968, and several were soon banned. Among them, I Love, You Love, screened eight years after its making at the 1989 Berlinale, winning the Silver Bear for Best Direction. Retrospectives of his films were held worldwide, and he was the recepient of prestigious official recognitions for his lifetime achievements in cinema.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
1966 Prisiel k nám Old Shatterhand (Old Shatterhand Came to See Us) cm / sf doc. 1969 322; Premi / Awards: Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF – Gran premio / Grand Prize 1972 Obrazy starého sveta (Immagini del vecchio mondo / Pictures of the Old World); Premi / Awards: European Film Awards – Menzione speciale / Special Mention 1976 Ružové sny (Rosy Dreams) 1980 Ja milujem, ty miluješ (I Love, You Love); Premi / Awards: Berlinale – Orso d’argento / Silver Bear 1985 Tichá rodosť (Silent Joy) 1990 Súkromné životy (Private Lives) 1995 Papierové hlavy (Paper Heads) doc.; Premi / Awards: Premio della critica ceca al Miglior documentario / Czech Critics Awards for Best Documentary Film 1999 Slepec a nahá slečna (The Blind Man and the Naked Girl)