37th Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště
July 22 - 31, 2011
Uherské Hradiště / Czech Republic
The Summer Film School is the largest non-competition film event in the Czech Republic where thousands of people arrive to watch films, meet guests, friends and enjoy its unique atmosphere. It is an annual presentation of retrospectives of noted filmmakers and guests and thematic cycles which introduce a cinematography of particular nations. SFS offers a concentrated opportunity to get educated in film and by film. Its programme consists of cycles of lectures, master classes of noted film figures, seminars and panel discussions. SFS consists of 6 main sections:
- Focus – a deeper insight into the development and tendencies of a particular national cinematography (particular cycles present personalities, topics and tendencies typical for this cinematography). This year, the Focus section will be dedicated to Romanian film, including a retrospective of films by Romanian documentary filmmaker Andrei Ujica.
Kapitalism - reteta noastră secretă , Belgium, France, Romania, 2009, 76 min, HD, Current Affairs, Personal View, Society
Alexandru Solomon invites Ceausescu to revisit Romania, 20 years after he has been executed. The dictator haunts present-day capitalist society, emerged in the Wild East and often deeply rooted in its communist past. The film offers incredible access to top magnates – at home, in their offices and in their minds – building a bitter-sweet portrait of a new ruling class. Capitalism with a K – an Eastern European cocktail of power and money. This is now part of Greater Europe. Unavoidable!
Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu , Romania, 2010, 180 min, 35 mm, History, Politics, Portrait
"After all, a dictator is simply an artist who is able to fully put into practice his egotism. It is a mere question of aesthetic level, whether he turns out to be Baudelaire or Bolintineanu, Louis XVI or Nicolae Ceausescu." (Andrei Ujica). During the summary trial that he and his wife were submitted to, Nicolae Ceausescu is reviewing his long reign in power: 1965-1989. It is an historical tableau that in its scope resembles American film frescos such as those dedicated to the Vietnam War.
- Spectrum– presents current tendencies or topics in the world cinematography which change character of contemporary film and point out serious facts of today society
- 9/11 and Terrorist Threat
- Retrospective: Aki Kaurismäki
- Inventory – this particularity of the SFS presents archive and classic films in form of retrospectives or chapters from film history; motto of this section is: “From archives back to silver screens!”
- Film reader: Tradition of quality (French film after the Second World War)
- Billy Wilder
- Film and Live Music
- Midnight Titbits (Japanese pinku eiga)
- Visegrad Horizon– cinematic intersection of countries belonging to the former Visegrad Four highlights legends and talents of national cinematographies and common topics, we do not forget to evaluate past seasons of all the four countries either
- Gustav Machatý
- Krzysztof Kieślowski
- Retrospective: Robert Sedláček
- The Third Republic Era in Czechoslovak Film (1945-1948)
V hlavní roli Gustáv Husák , Czech Republic, 2009, 112 min, Digi Beta, History, Politics, Portrait
Memories of eyewitnesses, a portrait of a left-wing intellectual viewed from different angles and illustrated with archive materials and a theatre mis-en-scene. A man who used power to promote the Communist Party policy in Slovakia only to become its victim when sentenced to life. A story of a career politic who became a representative of the Prague Spring when released, and then ended up being a president of oblivion, an icon of normalization and decay of the Czechoslovak state.
- AČFK Presents – AČFK (Association of Czech Film Clubs), being the organizer of the SFS, has its unsubstitutable place on the Czech distribution market and the SFS is an exceptional space for repeats, premiers and previews of films presented in Czech distributions (in attendance of guests)
Vše pro dobro světa a Nošovic , Czech Republic, 2010, 82 min, 35 mm, Creative, Personal View, Social Issues
An original portrait of a Czech village that houses a giant car plant built by South Korea's Hyundai. Before the village turned into an industrial zone, many of the landowners had no intention of selling their plots of land... Not until many of them faced pressure from their neighbours who had accepted approx. EUR 4000 in compensation and not until they received death threats. Using nine protagonists, the film paints a portrait of a village changed beyond recognition. A humorous yet compelling film about a field that yields cars.
- Special Appearance – this section gives room for special types of screenings outside the format of other cycles
- Retrospective: Emir Kusturica
- Film and Weapons
Hrdina našich čias , Slovak Republic, 2009, 52 min, HD, Arts and Culture, Portrait
Hero of our Times, a film composed of three novels introduces an old intellectual and his disappearing world. The main character meets thee different women. The director has intended to show the inner world of famous Slovak film critic, his attitude and thoughts. Story about man, who feels lost in today's society as he watches how the thing he believed in are slipping away.
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