Eye over Prague / 15 noiembrie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh

un eveniment Centrul Ceh sustinut de Pilsner Urquell

Povestea tragica a unui om, a unei cladiri si a unei iubiri.

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Oko nad Prahou, Rep. Ceha, 2010, 78 min.
regia: Olga Spatova
scenariul: Eliska Kaplicky Fuchsova, Olga Spatova
producator: Eliska Kaplicky Fuchsova
VO ceha / subtitrari in engleza

O povestire extraordinara despre Jan Kaplicky, un arhitect pasionat si elegant cu o viziune clara a  viitorului, care urmeaza sa aiba lupta vietii lui, in Praga. Filmat pe parcursul a trei ani in Marea Britanie, Cehia si Italia, filmul relateaza incredibila poveste a lui Jan Kaplicky, una din cele mai emotionale personalitati din lumea arhitecturii. Cel mai mare proiect arhitectural nerealizat, noua biblioteca nationala din Praga, inseamna totul pentru el. Proiectul, denumit “Privire peste Praga”, este unul radical, incitatnt si foarte de avansat pentru timpul sau, incat a produs suficienta controversa. Proiectul reprezinta o intoarcere triumfanta in tara, pentru emigrantul ceh, o razbunare a filosofiei sale vizionare lipsita de compromis si a sfarsitului tragic dar poetic al carierei sale remarcabile.


A tragic story of one man, one building, one love.


An extraordinary tale about strongly passionate and elegant architect Jan Kaplicky with a clear vision of the future who has the biggest fight on his hands in Prague again. Shot over three years in the UK, Czech and Italy tells the powerful story of Jan Kaplicky, one of the most emotional figures in the world of architecture. His greatest unrealized architectural achievement, the new National library in Prague means the world to him. The project called the Eye over Prague is radical, exciting and far enough ahead of its time to provoke a fair degree of controversy. It represents a triumphant return to his homeland for the Czech-born émigré, a vindication of his uncompromisingly forward-looking philosophy and a tragically poetic ending to his remarkable career.


Olga Spatova, Eliska Kaplicky Fuchsova

Olga Spatova was born 3rd June 1984 in Prague, in the Czech Republic. Her parents are Jan Spata, probably the most famous Czech documentary director, and Olga Sommerova, who is equally famous as a film maker and for many years headed the Department of Documentary Production at Prague’s FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts). By the time she was 14 years old she had finished elementary school and gone on to concentrate on foreign languages. Since her pleas for a film camera were unheeded by her mother, she sent a script  to Czech TV.  It was accepted and she made one 15 minute part of a TV series called EGO which featured a group of her schoolmates, including her best friend, Lucie Pechová.  It was, she says “all about love.” Her reward was a Hi8 camcorder. She and her friends went on making movies. Some time later she and Lucie started to make short films in which they were both actresses and camerawomen. Among their films were Svatba (Wedding) based on a story by Anton Chekhov, Kavova spolecnost (Coffee Society) from a story by the Czech writer Bozena Nemcova, Cekani na Godota (Waiting for Godot) by Samuel Beckett and a parody Neco z Prodane nevesty (Something from the Given Bride). Olga graduated from High School in the field of promotional graphics. Her ambition is to go to film school – she has tried the entrance examination three times so far. They have, so far, turned her down because she was too young. She made the drama Sama (Alone) based on a scenario of her own with elements of a story by Guy de Maupassant, and one year later Mijeni (Passing By). In 2003/2004 she completed her English language course at the J.A. Komensky Academy, where she got the EU Certificate. Deciding to bypass film school for the moment, she joined Czech television and made a documentary film Trojhra (The Three Games) which described the different values of three generations of women in one family. Occasionally she works with other directors as a camerawoman but recently finished a new film of her own, Ochocena (Domesticated), and she intends to be fully involved in film and theatre direction in the future.