Nostalgic Memories of Underground Solidarity

Nostalgic Memories of Underground Solidarity

2007 / Czech Republic / 11min

This is a nostalgic and melancholic memory of underground solidarity typical of the Communist era. A poetic recording of a mass held in the deer-park of a princely castle is a background to which a folk song is sung and the singer’s letteris read by a poet. Transparent and devoted to the moment and its joy, the film depicts a fragment of a meeting in the open air, identifying independent culture as a lively torrent, far from completed. And it seems that it may well includethe noble man and current Minister of Foreign Affairs, thePrince of Schwarzenberg.






  • Original title
    Ivan Martin Jirous čte dopis...
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
  • Dir. of Photo.
    T. Nováček, M. Janda
  • Editing
    H. Horáčková-Papírníková, T. Dohnal
  • Music
    D. Vokatá
  • Sound
    T. Vtípil, O. Moravec, P. Blažek
  • Duration
    11 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
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  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Smetanovo nábřeží 2
    11000 Praha 1
    Czech Republic
  • Distribution
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