Eye Over Prague

  • Czech Republic
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An extraordinary tale about strongly passionate and elegant architect Jan Kaplicky with a clear vision of the future who has the biggest fight on his hands in Prague again. Shot over three years in the UK, Czech and Italy tells the powerful story of Jan Kaplicky, one of the most emotional figures in the world of architecture. His greatest unrealized architectural achievement, the new National library in Prague means the world to him.

The project called the Eye over Prague is radical, exciting and far enough ahead of its time to provoke a fair degree of controversy. It represents a triumphant return to his homeland for the Czech-born émigré, a vindication of his uncompromisingly forward-looking philosophy and a tragically poetic ending to his remarkable career.

Czech subtitles are available for download only in DVD format.


  • Original title
    Oko nad Prahou
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Olga Špátová, Eliška Kaplický Fuchsová
  • DOP
    Olga Špátová
  • Editing
    Jakub Voves
  • Sound
    Richard Müller, Michal Gábor, Petr Provazník, Jaroslav Jehlička
  • Duration
    78 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
      • Hollywood Classic Entertainment
      • Psohlavců 8
      • 147 00 Praha 4
      • Czech Republic
      • web: http://www.hce.cz/
      • tel: +420 226 224 111
      • fax: +420 226 224 110
      • e-mail: hce@hce.cz
  • Festivals
    • Febio Fest 2010, Czech Republic
    • 45th International Film Festival Karlovy vary, Czech Republic
    • London Festival of Architecture, United Kingdom
    • 36th IFF on the Natural and Cultural Heritage, Czech Republic
    • 26th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland
    • Architecture and Design Film Festival, New York
    • 7th Taiwan Int'l Documentary Festival, Taiwan
    • 14 th Ji.hlava Int'l Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
    • Seoul International Architecture Film Festival, South Korea
    • Szczecin, Poland

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