OR FREEDOM, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY / NOVÝ HYPERION ANEB VOLNOST,
In 1968, Karel Vachek filmed SPRIZNENÍ VOLBOU, his famous documentary about the presidential elections in the year of the Prague Spring. More than two decades later, he followed it up with this film: a documentary kaleidoscope of conflicting opinions and sentiments at the time of the first democratic elections in post-communist Czechoslovakia in 1990. Without any comment by its director, the three-hour “documentary-novel” combines celebrities and unknowns, historical and seemingly trivial events, and a spectre of different hopes and attitudes.
Bellevue-Saal: 26.04. / 8 p.m.