Watch 8 films from PRIVATE CENTURY series by Jan Šikl
The sources for this cycle, which consists of 8 films, each 52 minutes long, are amateur family films.
The sources for this cycle, which consists of 8 films, each 52 minutes long, are amateur family films. That however has grown to become a unique testimony of spontaneous private lives. It is a probe to intimate family niches. Within the “Private Century” the local private memory becomes public. All the meanings in the film acquire much wider and more universal humane scope. ”Private Century” shows the history as a set of intimate human stories.
Films for the event
Tatíček a Lili Marlén (Orig.) / 2002 / Czech Republic / 52 min
Daddy and Lili Marlene is a lose sequel to the “King of Velichovky” part. The story is narrated from the poin-of–view of little Eva who recollects her memories of Velichovky farmstead and mainly her parents: daddy and Lili. The private films present us with an intimate view of their life and the relationships within the family.
Sousoší dědečka Vindy (Orig.) / 2004 / Czech Republic / 52 min
Statuary of Granddad Vinda is a story of sculptor Vincenc Havel who lived in the Opava region of north-Moravia in the 1950's. His film memories are a set of images that nicely depict this interesting personality, which is firmly anchored in the milieu of 1950s.
Sejdeme se v Denveru (Orig.) / Czech Republic / 52 min
The life story of each of us is unique and unrepeatable. The „Private Century“ shows history as intimate human stories. The fate of two generations of Hvanhara family depicted through 1920 - 1970 is an apt reflection of the fate of Czechoslovakia of 20th century.
Mávnutí motýlích křídel (Orig.) / Czech Republic / 52 min
A stroke of Butterfly Wings a view into the family background of composer Václav Felix from the 1930’s to 1980’s. It shows the sequence of events and context in which Václav’s politically involved procommunist attitude was formed.
Líbám Tě a Miluji (Orig.) / Czech Republic / 52 min
History is a mosaic of unrepeatable human destinies. Another part of the the cycle Private Century deals with 40s and 50s of the last century. The source of narration of a life story are private film archives of Šlechtl family.
Ruské obláčky kouře (Orig.) / Czech Republic / 52 min
Small Russian Clouds of Smoke narrates a story of Popov family, who settled in Prague and became one of prominent families of the pre-war Russian emigration in Czechoslovakia. Life turmoil he captured on his cine-camera brings a unique testimony of life 70 years ago.