CHRONIQUE MORAVE

By : Vojtech Jasny

With : Vlastimil Brodsky, Radoslav Brzobohaty, Vladimir Mensik, Vaclav Babka
Tchécoslovaquie, 1968, PAL, 1.66 - 121 mn
zone 2, Couleur, Mono
13.00 €


English title: ALL MY GOOD COUNTRYMEN
Original title: VSICHNI DOBRI RODACI

Directed by Vojtech Jasny

With Vlastimil Brodsky, Radoslav Brzobohaty, Vladimir Mensik, Vaclav Babka
Czechoslovakia, 1968, PAL, 1.66 - 121 mn
zone 2, Color, Mono

Original Czech version with French subtitles

Various scenes in the life of a tight-knit community in Czechoslovakia exploring the human spirit in the backdrop of the political changes that they experience.

Best Directing Price, Cannes 1969.

Vojtech Jasny had been an active and influential filmmaker in Czechoslovakia throughout the 1950s and 1960s, he was among many artists and intellectuals who left the country after the USSR-led invasion following the Prague Spring of 1968. Jasny worked in other European countries for several years including Austria, West Germany and Yugoslavia until relocating to Brooklyn, New York in the early '80's. Jasny taught film directing classes at Columbia University for several years (where his compatriot Milos Forman was also a professor and former Film Division Co-Chair) and continues to teach at The School of Visual Arts (SVA).
WHEN THE CAT COMES, one of Jasny's most popular films, is an allegorical fable about a magical cat that comes to a small Czech town and causes the underlying nature of the townspeople to be revealed in visually stunning, colorful and musical scenes. The film won a Special Jury Prize at Cannes. Also among Jasný's notable works is ALL MY GOOD COUNTRYMEN (1968), a story centering around the lives and fates of several rural Czechs as they struggle to adapt and survive under communist rule; a film later banned in Czechoslovakia after the invasion of 1968.


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Chronique Morave