News Documentary Truth Is All There Is brings standing ovation for Slovak creator Eduard Grečner

Published: July 05, 2023| 03:41 PM

“I saw Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence here and it had me glued to my chair. Very little dialogue, breath-taking cinematography,” said screenwriter, director and poet Eduard Grečner of his last visit to the KVIFF in 1964. “Throughout my entire career, I have tried to emulate this brilliant work,” the 92-year-old filmmaker told the audience before the world premiere of the biographical documentary Truth Is All There Is.

Slovak-born director Maroš Brázda analysed the filmmaker, who had significantly influenced Czech and Slovak cinema with his quest for “truthfulness of expression”. “The central theme stems from Grečner’s character and work, but also from his outlook on life,” the director told the audience after the screening. “I’m afraid that the truth still remains hidden because it simply doesn’t fit into such a small and narrow space that a film offers,” Grečner himself commented on his documentary portrait and received a standing ovation from the audience in the Congress Hall. 


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