The Unwelcome / 12 septembrie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh

DOCUMENTARY MONDAYS
un eveniment Centrul Ceh sustinut de Pilsner Urquell

                                                                                                                   

Neviani, Republica Ceha, 2009, 95 min
regia:  Tomas Skrdlant
VO ceha/ subtitrari in engleza

Un mit documentar, cinci povesti despre o calatorie in Infern.
Incepand cu anii ’90 regizorul a acompaniat si filmat cinci copii, acum adulti, abandonati in maternitate de catre parinti. Fiind in grija statului, aproape nimic nu le-a lipsit din punct de vedere material. Cu toate acestea, erau prizonierii unei lumi diferite – ascunsi de privirile oamenilor, departe de societate, de tristetile si bucuriile ei. Povestile protagonistilor filmului sunt unele de succes, reusind sa depaseasca obstacolele impuse de conditia lor si sa duca o viata normala – se intretin singuri, muncesc, se casatoresc, divorteaza si au copii. Unii dintre ei si-au cunoscut si parintii.

Filmul a primit in 2009 trofeul  Pavel Koutecky, premiu acordat anual celor mai notabile realizari in productia ceheasca de film documentar.

TOMAS SKRDLANT

Nascut in 1943, Tomas Skrdlant a absolvit Facultatea de Film si Televiziune din cadrul Academiei de Muzica si Artele Spectacolului. incepand cu anii 1990 a regizat zeci de filme documentare, de cele mai multe ori adresand aspecte legate de sociologie, psihologie sau mediul inconjurator. Este in acelasi timp autorul unui roman, Democratia Naturii, publicat in 1996. Din anul 2000 preda un curs de gindire non-lineara in cadrul Masaryk University din Brno. Filmografie selectiva: Nevitani (2009), Nezapominani (2008), Zivoty deti (2007), Co jsme my, budete i vy (2007), Hledani dobre smrti (2006), Hledani ekologickeho mysleni (2006), Milujte sve nepratele (2005), Hledani moudrosti stari (2002), Stromy v nas (1991).

ENGLISH VERSION

A documentary myth, five stories about a journey from the Underworld.
Since the early 1990s the director has been accompanying and filming five children, now adults, who were rejected by their parents and left in the maternity hospitals right after they were born. Being taken care of by the state, from the material point of view they lacked almost nothing. Still, they lived in a different World – carefully kept out of sight, hidden in a kind of underworld, far from the rest of the society, from its joys and sorrows. The protagonists of the film however, managed to surmount the obstacles and enter our World: living on their own, working, having children, divorcing and getting married again. Some of them have even met their parents.

The film received the 2009 Pavel Koutecky Award,  annually given to best achievement in Czech documentary film.

TOMAS SKRDLANT
Born in 1943, Tomas Skrdlant is a documentary filmmaker and author. Graduated in film and TV directing at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Music and Performing Arts. Since 1990, he has made dozens of creative documentary films, most of them dealing with subjects related to the environment, psychology or sociology. In 1996 he published Democracy of Nature. Since 2000, he has held a seminar on non-linear thinking at Masaryk University in Brno. Selected filmography: Nevitani (2009), Nezapominani (2008), Zivoty deti (2007), Co jsme my, budete i vy (2007), Hledani dobre smrti (2006), Hledani ekologickeho mysleni (2006), Milujte sve nepratele (2005), Hledani moudrosti stari (2002), Stromy v nas (1991).

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