Second part of Juraj Jakbisko’s trilogy on the spirit of the Prague Spring. Yorick and Andrej escape from their traumatised, war-scarred pasts by entering a carnivalesque parallel realm. Their meeting with Marta leads to a triangular relationship veering from madness to naivety to anarchy. But strife and violence seethe below the carefree, libertarian surface, occasionally erupting in hate-filled, almost sadistic outbursts.
An associative collage that reflects upon the pre-programmed breaking points in the self-image cultivated by drop-outs in the late 1960s, and equally a study of the automatic repression that prevailed in the “normalised” CSSR.
35mm | Farbe / colour
Karel Sidon, Juraj Jakubisko
Philippe Avron, Jiří Sýkora, Magda Vášáryová, Françoise Goldité, Mila Beran, Mikuláš Ladižinský
National Cinematographic Centre - Slovak Film Institute
811 09 Bratislava
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Juraj Jakubisko - born 1938 in Kojšov. Taught photography in Bratislava, and worked for television in Košice. Studied at the Prague FAMU from 1960 to 1965. During the “normalisation” phase in the CSSR, his early work was branded as “counter-revolutionary”.
ČEKAJÍ NA GODOTA (1966)
KRISTOVE ROKY (1967)
ZBEHOVIA A PÚTNICI (1968)
VTÁČKOVIA, SIROTY A BLÁZNI (1969, Cottbus 2008)
POSTAV DOM, ZASAD’ STROM (1979)
NEVERA PO SLOVENSKY (1980)
TISÍCROČNÁ VČELA (1983)
PEHAVÝ MAX A STRAŠIDLÁ (1987)
SEDÍM NA KONÁRY A JE MI DOBRE (1989)
DOVIDENIA V PEKLE, PRIATELIA (1990)
LEPŠIE BYT’ BOHATÝ A ZDRAVÝ AKO CHUDOBNÝ A CHORÝ (1992, Cottbus 1994)
NEJASNÁ ZPRÁVA O KONCI SVĚTA (1997)
POST COITUM (2004)