Optimista, Slovak Republic, 2008, 55 min, Digi Beta, Archive, Docu drama, Portrait
„The Optimist" is a documentary about the heroic struggle of a man against all odds in the complicated geopolitical space of Central Europe in the first half of the 20th century. Born in 1870 to a Hungarian-Jewish family in today's Slovakia, Lajosz Winter was a man of entrepreneurial genius and unbreakable spirit. He was the founder of the Slovak Balneological Society and a builder and modernizer of the world-famous Slovak spa town of Piešťany. Despite surviving four political regimes and anti-Semitic, anti-Hungarian and anti-capitalist persecution, he remained a steadfast optimist until his death in 1968.
Director of photography:
Erika Podlipná, Dušan Trančík
Vladimír Novosad, Peter Németh
Trigon Production, s.r.o.
831 02 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
IFF Bratislava 2008, Slovakia
IFF Jewishmotifs Warsaw 2009, Poland
Kino na hranici - Kino na granicy - Češký Těšín/Czieszyn
Letní filmová škola Uherské Hradiště
For TV Film -
Slovak Film Award "IGRC" 2009