Archive of films Let's All Sing Around / Pějme píseň dohola

Czechoslovakia
1990, 108 min

Section: Liberated

  522 Tuesday 2/7 12:30 Small Hall
  721 Thursday 4/7 9:30 Small Hall

Ondřej Trojan’s feature debut focuses on a young counsellor at a pioneer camp who is trying to gain the attention of a beautiful nurse named Vendy in order to get his first sexual encounter under his belt. This scathing tragicomedy, which works with the absurd humour and poetic style of Prague’s renowned Sklep theatre company, is a madcap collection of various camp clichés and awkward protagonists.


Synopsis

An actor with Prague’s Sklep theatre troupe, Ondřej Trojan launched his directing career with Let’s All Sing Around, a scathing tragicomedy about the ups and downs of a young camp counselor, but the movie also highlighted the creative potential of Jan Hřebejk and Petr Jarchovský as a dynamic writing duo. Trojan’s feature film debut works with Sklep’s own specific brand of poetry and absurd humour, although the film’s defining trait remains the fresh post-1989 audacity harnessed by the filmmakers to depict an array of camp clichés and the ridiculousness of its now cult figures: dimwitted bodybuilder Bob and camp leader Bizon, who always gets the last word.

Natalia Neudačina

About the director

Ondřej Trojan (b. 1959, Prague). Selected filmography: Let’s All Sing Around (1990), Želary (2003), Identity Card (2010), Toman (2018)

Contacts

Národní filmový archiv
Malešická 12, 130 00, Praha 3
Czech Republic
E-mail: martina.stastna@nfa.cz
www: www.nfa.cz

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Liberated
   
Director: Ondřej Trojan
Screenplay: Jan Hřebejk, Petr Jarchovský
Dir. of Photography: Asen Šopov
Music: Jiří Křivka
Editor: Jan Mattlach
Art Director: Jiří Matolín
Producer: Jaroslav Bouček
Production: Filmové studio Barrandov
Cast: Václav Chalupa, Ulrika Kotajná, Ladislav Brothánek, Jan Procházka, Radek Říha, Jiří Strach, Anna Geislerová
Sales: Národní filmový archiv

Guests

Ondřej Trojan

Festival Organizer, Film Director, Producer

Tomáš Žůrek

Sales Agent


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