Archive of films Resort / Resort
2015, 25 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
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.
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.
About the film
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Lukáš Milota|
|Coproduction:||UMPRUM, Česká televize|
Director of Photography
Producer, Film Director