Czech Republic, Slovakia / 2022 / 91'
A documentary opera featuring the contradictory life of progressive composer and prominent communist Jan Kapr (1914-1988), a Stalin Prize laureate, and later banned in socialist Czechoslovakia. The opera songs reflect Kapr’s key life junctures, those establishing an artist’s fate. The nature of memory and narration are explored using Kapr’s personal, never-before-seen amateur films manifesting his humor, inner struggles and desire to leave traces for eternity.
Director: Lucie Králová
Script: Lucie Králová
Photography: Tomáš Stanek Adam Ol’ha Petr Příkaský Jakub Halousek Martin Řezníček
Editing: Adam Brothánek
Sound: Richard Müller
Libretto: Jiří Adámek / Austerlitz
Music: Petra Šuško
Production: Mindset Pictures, DOCUfilm Praha
- Listen to the Dream (2018)
- How to Behave? (2017)
- New Eternity (2016)
- Czech Man (2016)
- Searching for Surreal (2015)
Festivals and Awards:
Kraków Film Festival – Golden Heynal for Best Music Documentary, Poland (2022)
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