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Pictures of the Old World

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Year
1972
Country
  • Slovakia
Duration
65min
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Suggestive portraits of old people from the Liptov and Orava regions who are able to enjoy their individual freedom even in the times of civilisational chaos and insecurity.

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  • Original title
    Obrazy starého sveta
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Dušan Hanák
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Alojz Hanúsek
  • Editing
    Alfréd Benčič
  • Music
    G.F. Händel, Václav Hálek, Jozef Malovec
  • Sound
    Ondrej Polomský
  • Duration
    65 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1972
  • Country
    • Slovakia
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
      • Slovenský film Bratislava
      • Slovakia
  • Awards
    • Alcan Award for Best Film – Montreal Festival of New Film and Video 1990
    • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Documentary Film (awarded in 1990)
    • Nomination for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Annual Award in the Documentary Film Category, 1991
    • Grand Prix Golden Sestercius, Audience Award, Award of the Youth Jury, and Honorary Mention of the Ecumenical Jury – 20th Nyon International Festival of Documentary Films 1988
    • Don Quixote Award (FICC), FIPRESCI Award, and Prize of the GDR Film and Television Producers Union – 31st Leipzig International Week of Documentary and Short Film 1988
    • Main Prize for Best Film – 4th Munich International Festival of Documentary Films 1989
    • Special Mention of the Documentary Jury – European Film Award (awarded in 1989 in Paris)

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