My 20th Century

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Year
2005
Country
  • Czech Republic
Duration
56min
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Director Olga Sommerová examined the private lives of three Czech women born before WW2, during the time of the first Czechoslovakian Republic. Important artists whose work more often wins recognition abroad than at home, the three women radiate energy and wisdom. Scenes from the lives of modern painter Adriana Šimotová, writer and journalist Lenka Reinerová and actor and vocalist Soňa Červená are set against the backdrop of the 20th century. Each of these women has stories of hardship, having lived through an era of extreme totalitarian oppression, and many personal losses. Despite this they managed to find the strength to live and create. Infused with the energy, optimism, wisdom, and harmony, the documentary is all the more compelling thanks to the director's considered approach to her subjects where subtilties of their character are set against unexpected events. The women not only tell their own story but also provide important historical testimony. The grim conditions of the historical moment form a framework within which their fates interweave, their unique traits coming together to tell a particular history of the 20th century.

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