Statuary of Granddad Vinda

  • Czech Republic
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Statuary of Granddad Vinda is a story of sculptor Vincenc Havel who lived in the Opava region of north-Moravia in the 1950's. His film memories are a set of images that nicely depict this interesting personality, which is firmly anchored in the milieu of 1950s.
Vincenc was a nonconformist and eccentric who could not get along with anybody and who was always struggling with everyone in his surrounding. He was a sculptor. In the beginning of 1950’s he made a sculpture of Klement Gottwald. The work however brought him besides the acknowledgement by the state brought him also a lot of envy. Therefore he retired into his house where he also built his studio. His house served him as a fortification from the outside world. He was equally uncompromising in the upbringing of his daughter. The discrepancies that had originated in this relationship were a heavy burden for him later on. His whole life was for him a fight for appreciation, but it would not come.


  • Original title
    Sousoší dědečka Vindy
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jan Šikl
  • Editing
    Jan Daňhel
  • Sound
    Daniel Němec
  • Duration
    52 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
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