Ecstasy & Hanno Hofer / JO 3 februarie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh

silent film with live music
un eveniment Centrul Ceh


Centrul Ceh prezinta joi, 3 februarie primul eveniment din cadrul proiectului ”No Silence, Please!”. Publicul va putea experimenta atmosfera magica dintr-o sala de la inceputurile cinematografiei.

In perioada de inceput a cinematografiei, datorita conditiilor tehnice de realizare de productii cinematografice, prezentarea filmelor se facea fara a fi insotite de un sunet care sa faca personajele sa “vorbeasca”. Ulterior au fost introduse in sala pianul sau chiar orchestre pentru a acompania live filmele.



Extase, Cehoslovacia, 1933, 79 min
Regia: Gustav Machaty
Cu: Hedy Lamarr (Kiesler), Zvonimir Rogoz

Ecstasy este un film ceh realizat in anul 1933 de catre regizorul Gustav Machaty. Este recunoscut ca fiind primul film din lume ce contine o scena de nuditate. Este totodata considerat primul film non-pornografic care prezinta un act sexual, in ciuda faptului ca respectivele cadre nu arata mai mult decat fetele actorilor. Fimul a fost interzis in Statele Unite si in multe alte tari, dar in ciuda acestui fapt, a reusit sa faca din actrita Hedy Lammar, un sex simbol al vremii sale.
Eva tocmai s-a casatorit cu un barbat mai in varsta, dar descopera ca acesta este obsedat de ordine in viata sa, si nu prea mai lasa loc pasiunii. Intr-o zi ea se duce sa inoate in lac…

Hanno Hofer, muzicianul regizor


Hanno Hofer este un muzician roman, liderul trupei de blues, Nightlosers si membru in trupa de jazz Orient Exprees a lui Harry Tavitian. Canta la chitara, acordeon, washboard si voce. Pe langa faptul ca este muzician Hanno Hofer este si regizor de filme de scurt si lung metraj.


silent film with live music

Eroticon, Nosferatu, Faust, Ecstasy, The Battleship Potemkin, Metropolis…
Some incredible silent films were made mainly in the 20s of the last century. In silent films the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, pantomime and title cards. However, in the golden era of silent movies, they have almost always featured live music, starting with the pianist. From the beginning, music was recognized as essential, contributing to the atmosphere and giving the audience vital emotional.
In the coming weeks the Czech Centre will present you with a new experience of the classics from the the beginning of cinematography. We will invite Romanian, Czech and other musicians to accompany the movies the best they can. From classics, through jazz, to electro.


Ecstasy is a Czech film made in 1933 by the director Gustav Machaty. The movie is celebrated as the first motion picture containing a nude scene. It is also considered the first non-pornographic movie to portray sexual intercourse, although never showing more than the actors’ faces. The film was banned in the United States and many other countries, but still made actress Hedy Lammar a leading sex symbol of her time.
Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn’t have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, returning to her father’s house. One day while bathing in the lake she meets a young man and they fall in love. The husband has become grief stricken at the loss of his young bride, and fate brings him together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him.

Hanno Hofer

Hanno Hofer is a Romanian musician, member of two jazz and blues bands – Nightlosers and Harry Tavitian’s Orient Express. He plays guitar, harmonica, washboard and vocals. Besides that Hanno is a film director.