Archive of films Resort / Resort

Czech Republic
2015, 25 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2015

In the 1960s an architecturally unique resort built on the banks of Orlík reservoir became the secret getaway of the communist establishment, then later passed into the hands of notorious businessmen during the early days of unrestrained capitalism. Suffused with an air of mystery, this portrait captures the genius loci and turbulent history of a hidden summer paradise that was left off every map.


At the beginning of the 1960s a secret summer getaway for the communist establishment was developed on the banks of Orlík reservoir. The architecturally unique resort was designed by the most progressive Czech names in the field – they had been purposefully imprisoned to force them to work on state projects. In the days of unrestrained capitalism following the revolution, the site came into the hands of now notorious businessmen. This nontraditional documentary portrait, suffused with an air of mystery, captures the genius loci and turbulent history of a hidden summer paradise that was left off every map.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Martin Hrubý (b. 1987, Beroun, Czechoslovakia) graduated from the Studio of Intermedia Confrontation at Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design. At a variety of exhibitions he has presented his videos, installations, performances, and objects reflecting the relationship between man and architecture. In addition to his own artistic work, he curates at Prague galleries. The inter-genre film Resort is his graduation work, combining documentary, dramatic, and video art approaches to film.


Background Films
Kubelíkova 22, 130 05, Praha 3
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 777 910 290

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Martin Hrubý
Screenplay: Martin Hrubý
Dir. of Photography: Lukáš Milota
Editor: Hedvika Hansalová
Producer: Mikuláš Novotný
Production: Background Films
Coproduction: UMPRUM, Česká televize
Contact: Background Films


Martin Hrubý

Film Director

Mikuláš Novotný


Lukáš Milota

Director of Photography

Radim Procházka

Producer, Film Director


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