Sametova Kocovina


2h 24m 2001

Brief Synopsis

For most people in western Europe and the United States, the Czech New Wave of the mid to late 1960s is what put this central European nation on the map of major filmmaking cultures. Among Czech directors who maintain a commitment to high art to this day, there is a sense that that time represented

Film Details

Also Known As
Velvet Hangover
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 24m

Synopsis

For most people in western Europe and the United States, the Czech New Wave of the mid to late 1960s is what put this central European nation on the map of major filmmaking cultures. Among Czech directors who maintain a commitment to high art to this day, there is a sense that that time represented a rare marriage of artistic freedom and civic purpose. For others, there only remains the undeniable nostalgia for an extraordinary period in film and in European history. This film interviews many of the leading talents of the 1960s and 70s, giving them a chance to define, themselves, just what it was that made those times so special, and how they seemed to come to an end- first by invasion of Soviet tanks, and then twenty years later by an invasion of Hollywood films and other world media. Vera Chytilova, Jiri Menzel, Ivan Passer, Drahomira Vihanova and many others speak for the interest of history.

Film Details

Also Known As
Velvet Hangover
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 24m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Freedom Film Festival in Los Angeles February 21-24, 2002.

Shown at Pilsen Film Festival in Pilsen, Czech Republic April 23-29, 2001.

color

dialogue Czech

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