Shot in Prague, Český Krumlov, Kuks and Venice, Argippo Resurrected expresses the suggestive beauty and original atmosphere of Baroque theatre. Antonio Vivaldi's lost opera Argippo was originally composed for a Prague debut in 1730. Lost for centuries, the opera's score was discovered by a young Czech conductor Ondřej Macek. Almost as remarkable as the discovery of this lost masterpiece was the process of remounting the work. Dan Krameš's film observes, gloriously, the gradual birth of the modern world premiere of Argippo and the search for its authentic Baroque interpretation. It confirms the genius of Argippo, the most significant opera written for Prague before Mozart's Don Giovanni.
Jan Klusák – Axis Temporum
This black-and-white documentary captures composer Jan Klusák on the axis of time (axis temporum) between his 70th and 75th year of age full of incomparable vitality, charm, and wit. Klusák composes a pivotal composition of this period and follows its genesis during a performance by Petr Altrichter. He allows us a glimpse of his childhood, which comes alive through photographs of his beloved father who perished in Auschwitz. He also characterizes his various happy and difficult periods when his music was not allowed to be performed. Klusák's life story reflects the most tragic moments in the history of the 20th century. Everything is permeated with his music – music as a life attitude.