Skála nearby Humpolec

  • Czech Republic
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In this recording of a July concert by the Plastic People in the village of Skála near Humpolec, Ságl captures the almost apocalyptic dimension of the Plastics’ performances. He shoots expressive close-ups of the dancers using a hand-held spotlight, complemented by calmer footage of the musicians immersed in playing their instruments – all of it “edited” directly in the camera. The film includes all the chronologically shot footage, thus testifying to Ságl’s intuitive and concentrated work with the camera. The concert took place near the town of Humpolec, where the Plastic People worked as woodcutters in the early 1970s.


  • Original title
    Skála u Humpolce
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Jan Ságl
  • Editing
    Jan Ságl
  • Duration
    7 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
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