Pripyat Piano

  • Czech Republic
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An audiovisual elegy to a place abandoned by people, where all that remains are sounds trapped in crumbling pianos. The Chernobyl tragedy left behind a unique, tragic space, a long-forbidden zone. Traces of recent settlement are ubiquitous, released at the mercy of time and the effects of nature. Outside the realm of mere visual and haptic experiences, a documentary is released calling for the return of man as a creator and performer to continue their fatally cut-off work. In poems and songs composed by the original inhabitants of Pripyat, we can hear that a strong connection between people and their home persists.

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  • Original title
    Pripyat Piano
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Tomáš Frkal
  • Music
    Eliška Cílková
  • Sound
    Miroslav Chaloupka
  • Duration
    19 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
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