Looking for Ester

2005 / Czech Republic / 119min

Ester Krumbachová – an artist, screenwriter, director, one of the most important names of the Czech New Wave. She worked for the theatre, wrote, illustrated. She was in the middle of the artistic life in Prague in the sixties. The director Věra Chytilová asks those who knew Ester Krumbachová, cooperated with her, were her friends, loved her. She puts together a picture of an inspiring person. She starts a search which should end with the answer to the question: Who was Ester? Evening with the presence of the film authors.



  • Original title
    Pátrání po Ester
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Věra Chytilová
  • Dir. of Photo.
    David Čálek
  • Editing
    Jakub Hejna
  • Music
  • Sound
    Petr Provazník, Michal Gábor, Tomáš Kubec
  • Duration
    119 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
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