filme cehesti@Plai Fest / 10 – 12 septembrie / Muzeul Satului Banatean / Timisoara

Plai e un festival multicultural. Plai e un festival de worldmusic, de jazz, de muzici diverse, workshopuri si bucurie, arte si exhuberanta. Plai este la Timisoara, Muzeul Satului Banatean, in fiecare an pe la mijocul lui septembrie. Plai e creat de zeci de voluntari si de mii de oameni care vin in fiecare an la plai, de mine si de tine.
Plai e muzica.arta.multiculturalitate.…


11 septembrie / 16h00 / One Year / Muzeul Satului Banatean / Casa Filmelor
12 septembrie / 16h00 / Black Hearts / Muzeul Satului Banatean / Casa Filmelor
+ expozitia Cehii din Hornacko si din Banat


Centrul Ceh va prezenta in cadrul Festivalului PLAI o expozitie cu fotografii realizate de Jan Silpoch in satele cehe din Banat si in regiunea Hornacko din Cehia situata la granita cu Slovacia. Hornacko este o regiune din sud-estul Moraviei, formata din zece comunitati. In Hornacko inca se mai pastreaza vechile traditii, cantecele si dansurile populare. Locuitorii acestei zone isi pastreaza obiceiurile si se imbraca in costume populare.


Rep. Ceha, 1999, 57 min.
Regie: Bretislav Rychlik
VO ceha / Subtitrari in engleza

Si-au inceput drumul prin viata la inceputul secolului 20, in ultimii ani ai Monarhiei Austro-Ungare. Au trait secolul contradictiilor si in ciuda greutatilor vietii si-au pastrat spiritul liber si umorul.
Documentarul a fost filmat timp de un an in satele de la poalele Carpatilor Moraviei Slovace. Echipa de filmare a venit neanuntata atat in zile obisnuite cat si in zile de sarbatoare in incercarea de a intelege sistemul de valori al acestor oameni si ordinea dupa care isi ghideaza viata.


Cerna srdce (…zem neni gulata), Rep. Ceha, 2008, 86 min.
Regie: Bretislav Rychlik, Monika Rychlikova
VO ceha / Subtitrari in engleza

Patru familii de rromi. Patru localitati. Patru tari – Slovacia, Ungaria, Cehia si Polonia. Desi exista diferente mari intre vietile celor patru familii, caracteristici importante, esentiale pentru toti, ca traditia, solidaritatea familiala, muzica si credinta in Dumnezeu ii apropie.
Un focus pe cultura rroma. Prezentul ca urmare a trecutului, a celui de-al Doilea Razboi Mondial. Viitorul nesigur. Oare in ce masura se va putea pastra autenticitatea culturii rrome?


Regizor, actor, scenarist si ziarist. Pe langa acestea a practicat diferite alte munci, inclusiv fermier de rate, regizor de culise, sufleor si actor in diverse teatre de provincie. Din 1982 a lucrat ca actor si director la HaDivadlo, una dintre cele mai importante companii de teatru alternativ. Intre 1997 – 2000 a lucrat ca scenarist in Televiziunea Ceha Brno. Incepand cu a doua jumatate a anilor 1990, s-a dedicat aproape exclusiv propriilor filme documentare ce trateaza grupurile minoritare si conditiile lor de trai. Multe dintre aceste documentare au fost premiate in tara si in strainatate.


Jan Silpoch este fotograf profesionist din anul 1981 cand a castigat concursul revistei Mlady svet (Lumea Tanara), revista la care a lucrat timp de 12 ani. Din 1993 a lucrat ca editor grafic la revista Reflex, apoi ca fotograf independent, si fotoreporter la revista Tyden (Saptamana) unde mai tarziu a condus departamentul de fotografie si grafica. Timp de 5 a lucrat pentru Hospodarske noviny (Ziarul Economic) si la revista saptamanala a acestui ziar (Weekend). A obtinut premiul al treilea la concursul Czech Press Photo 95, premiul Nasul Ziaristilor la Czech Press Photo 96 si premiul Canon la Czech Press Photo 98. In momentul de fata lucreaza ca editor foto-video la proiectul revistei regionale Nase adresa (Adresa Noastra).
Este autodidact. De la inceput a fost influentat in mod insemnat de fotografia documentara si tema sociala cu care se ocupa pana astazi. De 25 de ani viziteaza comune cehe situate la poalele vestice ale muntilor Carpati unde incearca sa captureze spontaneitatea muzicala a muzicienilor din regiunea Hornacko si stilul de trai al localnicilor. Cum spune regizorul Bretislav Rychlik: “Silpoch fotografiaza exact asa cum aude muzica“. Jan Silpoch a organizat pana astazi 10 expozitii individuale.


Promoting the multiculturality of this area is, knowing the history of this place, almost an obligation. Because when you say Timisoara or Banat you think about all the ethnicities and cultures that have lived here together, and this place is the result of this cohabitation, not of some with some, but of all of them together. Therefore it was absolutely natural to have Hungarian, Serbian, German, Czech or French cultures present. We went further than that and brought cultures that weren’t so known in our country or at least they weren’t that promoted here: Peruvian, Portuguese, Dutch, Israeli and other cultures came to PLAI. Consulates, Embassies, Cultural Institutes come here every year, each of them bringing what they consider that should be known about their people and culture.

The Hornacko is a small region in the southeastern highlands of Moravia directly on the Moravian-Slovak border. The Hornacko includes ten communities: Velka nad Velickou, Javornik, Kuzelov, Hruba Vrbka, Mala Vrbka, Lipov, Louka, Suchov, Vapenky and Nova Lhota. It is considered a “folk region” in which traditional and very old songs and dances have been preserved for generations. The Hornacko region is truly special when compared to other parts of the Czech Republic. Almost all the local customs and habits seem to have been preserved here forever. It’s in these local villages where you can see people wearing typical colourful folk costumes; not only for special occasions, but as their everyday clothes.

The story brings evidence of the values of people living on the foothills of White Carpathian Mountains, whose life journey started at the beginning of 20th century, in the last years of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. For a period of one year, the filmmakers visited several old people on ordinary days as well as during traditional religious feasts and holidays. The result is an evidence of the value system and order of people, whose journey through life started at the beginning of that contradictory century and ends at its raging end. An evidence of people who in spite of the rough life conditions kept their free spirit and humor as an expression of a great inner strength. The film was awarded: Vox Humana, 3rd Award “Roots” (Krakow Film Festival, 1999)

This film comprises the stories of four Roma families from the four Visegrad states. There are differences between lives in a settlement in Slovakia, in the Hungarian countryside as well as in cities in the Czech Republic and Poland, but they all have several important common characteristics, such as tradition, family solidarity and a belief in God, which are essential for all the people who appear in front of the camera. Their love of music and children is an equally central part of their lives. This documentary provides details of the culture and mentality of the Roma, which is based on their history. It also expresses some concerns about the future, in which the confluence of cultures could threaten their authenticity. Black Hearts is a film that not only looks at contemporary Roma, but also tells us something about their forebears who perished in concentration camps during the Second World War.

Director, actor, scriptwriter and journalist. He subsequently took many different jobs including labourer on a duck farm, and scene shifter, prompter and actor in various provincial theatres. Since 1982 he has worked as an actor and director at HaDivadlo, one of the leading alternative theatre companies. Between 1997 and 2000 he was a script editor for Czech Television in Brno. Since the second half of the 1990s he has devoted himself almost exclusively to his own documentary films focused on minority groups and the human conditions. Many of them has received awards at home and abroad.

Jan Silpoch in a professional photographer since 1981, when he won a contest of the Mlady svet (Young World) magazine, publication for which he worked for 12 years. Since 1993 he worked as a graphic editor at Reflex magazine, and after that as an independent photographer and reporter at Tyden (Week) magazine, where he later on he led the department of graphics and photography. He worked for 5 years at Hospodarske noviny (Economic Newspaper) and for the weekly magazine they edited, Weekend. He received third prize at the Czech Press Photo 95 competition, the Godfather of journalists award at the Czech Press Photo 96 and the Canon award at Czech Press Photo 98. He is currently a photo-video editor for the regional publication Nase adresa (Our address). He is self- taught. From the beginning he was significantly influenced by documentary and social photography, which he kept as a main interest to this day. For 25 years he has been visiting Czech villages from the west of Carpathian mountains, where he tries to capture the musical spontaneity of the musicians from the Horňácko region and the life style of the locals. As the director Bretislav Rychlik says: “Silpoch takes photos just as he hears the music.” Up to this date, Jan Silpoch had 10 individual exhibitions.