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Watch 8 films from PRIVATE CENTURY series by Jan Šikl

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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.


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Films for the event

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King of Velichovky

Král Velichovek (Orig.) / 2002 / Czech Republic / 52 min

King of Velichovky is an authentic story of Karel Saisser who lived in Velichovky on the Czech-German boundary in 1930s and 40s.

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Daddy and Lili Marlene

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.

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Statuary of Granddad Vinda

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.

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See you in Denver

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.

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A stroke of Butterfly Wings

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.

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With Kisses From Your Love

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.

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Small Russian Clouds of Smoke

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.

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A Low-level Flight

Nízký let (Orig.) / Czech Republic / 52 min

A low-level flight is a story from 1960's and 70's of relationship of Káťa and Franta who was an ace fighter pilot in the Czechoslovak army.

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