The Colonel’s Photograph

The Colonel’s Photograph

2015 / Czech Republic / 4min

Excerpts from a television interview with Eugène Ionesco in an adaptation of his absurd story The Colonel’s Photograph, which is dominated by the motif of a swimming pool that conceals drowned bodies. The visual pun is a compilation of techniques: animation, video, 3D graphics, and text, which give the seemingly random scenes a sort of structure.


  • Original title
    La Photo du colonel
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Martina Holá
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Martina Holá
  • Editing
    Martina Holá
  • Music
    Ondřej Holý
  • Sound
    Ondřej Holý
  • Duration
    4 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Martina Holá
    Czech Republic
  • Distribution
  • Awards


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