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Czech Republic / Slovak Republic
2021, 100 min

Section: Special Screenings

  2C3 Saturday 21/8 12:00 Čas Cinema
  334 Sunday 22/8 16:00 Congress Hall
  652 Wednesday 25/8 11:30 Cinema B
  854 Friday 27/8 17:00 Cinema B

Documentary filmmaker Jan Šikl has spent many years seeking out and collecting private film archives. In this way, he came across several hours of footage showing the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. Exactly fifty-three years later, on August 21, 2021, historical memory awakens from a long slumber with this reconstruction of the occupation, a cinematic adventure of a truly archeological nature.


Synopsis

Documentary filmmaker Jan Šikl has spent many years seeking out and collecting private film archives. Faded footage of family lives, celluloid echoes of celebrations and everyday moments. Through his work, Šikl came across several hours of footage showing the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. These unique images long remained unseen – until August 21, 2021, when historical memory awakened from a long slumber. Reconstruction of Occupation is a cinematic adventure of a truly archeological nature in which anonymous faces are transformed into living witnesses of the days that sent Czechoslovakia into two more decades of bondage.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Jan Šikl (1957, Prague). Selected filmography: Private Century - TV series incorporating the following: The King of Velichovky (2002, TV doc. film), A Stroke of Butterfly Wings (2005, TV doc. film), A Low-Level Flight (2006, doc.), See You in Denver (2006, TV doc. film), Small Russian Clouds of Smoke (2007, TV doc. film), Reconstruction of the Occupation (2021, doc.).

Contacts

CINEPOINT
Pod Vinicemi 710/13, 165 00, Prague
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 732 883 260
E-mail: [email protected]

Publicity contact

Lucie Šplíchalová
Tel: +420 604 150 078
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP
World premiere

Section: Special Screenings
   
Director: Jan Šikl
Screenplay: Jan Šikl
Dir. of Photography: Adam Ol'ha
Music: Jan Šikl ml.
Editor: Šimon Špidla
Producer: Alice Tabery
Production: CINEPOINT
Coproduction: PubRes, Česká televize, Pragafilm, RTVS
Contact: CINEPOINT, Lucie Šplíchalová
   
www: www.rekonstrukceokupace.cz

Guests

Jan Šikl

Director

Alice Tabery

Producer


Lucie Šplíchalová

Publicist

Adam Oľha

Director of Photography


Šimon Špidla

Film Editor

Jan Šikl ml.

Music Composer


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