Archive of films The Violin Knight / Houslový rytíř

Czech Republic
2006, 52 min

Section: Documentary Films - Out of Competition
Year: 2007

This playful and highly authentic portrait of young Romany violin virtuoso Marek Balog, to a backdrop of wild rhythms from a gipsy orchestra and poignant violin solos, offers an extremely unconventional, yet all the more valuable insight into the Romany mentality and way of thinking.


Synopsis

This playful and highly authentic portrait of young Romany violin virtuoso Marek Balog, to a backdrop of wild rhythms from a gipsy orchestra and poignant violin solos, offers an extremely unconventional, yet all the more valuable insight into the Romany mentality and way of thinking.

About the director

Pavel Marek (b. 1963, India) founded Bulšitfilm in 1986 with Roman Včelák, he graduated from the Czech University of Technology in 1988, in 1992 he received a grant to study at the National Film and Television School in London, and he graduated from FAMU in 1998. Apart from a number of documentary films, his filmography also includes the award-winning shorts Tutor to Fear (Vychovatel ke strachu, 1989, 1st prize at the National Amateur Film Competition in 1989; Gold Medal at the Uničov Young Camera Festival in 1989; 1st prize at the UNICA festival in Baden Baden in 1991) and Harvest (Sklizeň, 1992, Audience Prize at the FAMU festival in 1992, 1st prize at the Interfilm festival in Berlin, 1995), and the feature film Dead Beetle (Mrtvej brouk, 1998 – Rotterdam IFF in 1998, Volkskrant Critics’ Prize; Sochi IFF, 1998 – Special Jury Prize – the highest prize awarded; Těrlice Film Summer – Main Prize and Audience Prize; Main Prize at the Avance IFF in Portugal).

Contacts

Bionaut
Dělnická 47, 170 00, Praha 7
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 222 983 745
E-mail: info@bionaut.cz
www: www.bionaut.cz

About the film

Color, BETA SP

Section: Documentary Films - Out of Competition
   
Director: Pavel Marek
Screenplay: Pavel Marek
Dir. of Photography: Jakub Halousek
Music: Marek Gábor
Editor: Lucie Haladová
Producer: Vratislav Šlajer
Production: Bionaut Films
Contact: Bionaut
Distributor: Bionaut

Guests

Pavel Marek

Film Director, Film Director

Vratislav Šlajer

Producer


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