Golden Prague will premiere documentaries about Miloň Čepelka and Bohuslav Martinů. The festival will be opened by Václav Hudeček
The 85th year of the Golden Prague International Television Festival, opened on Wednesday, September 22, with a concert by violinist Václav Hudeček. Among the guests of the gala evening on the New Stage of the National Theater will be Hudeček’s younger colleagues Jan Mráček and Josef Špaček, mezzo-soprano Štěpánka Pučálková and horn player and conductor Radek Baborák. During the festival, you will see visitors to the premiere of the documentaries Stace Miloně Čepelka, My swing dance, My life with Bohuslav Martinů dance movie Accident.
“This year’s films in the competition showed a remarkable trend,” says Tomáš Motl, director of the Golden Prague Festival and executive director of ČT art: And so the number of recordings shot in real or atypical means increased, many films were created using film techniques and visual ideas, and creativity began. For the television viewer, this often likes the attractive activity of programs, and I can only repeat the well-known fact that everything bad can be good for something. “
The film will have its premiere at the festival on Thursday, September 23 Stace Miloně Čepelka, a longtime member of the Jára Cimrman Theater, which has entered its 55th season. Čepelka, who will be eighty-five on the day of the screening, will also celebrate his jubilee. As the director of the documentary Patrik Ulrich says: “We want to show that Miloň is not just an actor, and that is why the second level of the film focused on Miloň outside the theater. We will introduce him as a musician and writer. “
The theme for the next premiere documentary, My life with Bohuslav Martinů, was the book of the same name, from which director Jakub Sommer was based. “We start with the birth at the end of the nineteenth century in Poličky. Subsequently, we accompanied him all his life until his death in Switzerland in the late 1950s. Along with Martinů’s personal stories, history goes alongside him in the film. These two levels resonate a lot in our studio, “says the director of the docudrama about one of the most famous Czech composers, to whom the entire Friday evening will be dedicated on the New Stage of the National Theater. Before the premiere of the film, viewers will also see a preview of a unique project Six symphonies by Bohuslav Martinů, in which, in addition to Aleš Březina, Jakub Hrůša and the Czech Philharmonic, the late conductor Jiří Bělohlávek also performs.
The accompanying program will revive the final day after a one-year break Afternoon with StarDance, which is considered not only by this year’s competition pairs, but also by participants from previous series, including actors Miroslav Hanuš and Marie Doležalová and hockey player Martin Procházka.
Golden Prague is traditionally screened in the ČT art program with seven premiere programs, including two live broadcasts: on September 22 at 8.15 pm, Art will present the opening ceremony with Václav Hudeček and his guests, and on September 25 at 8:15 pm with the awards ceremony. The winning show will be seen by the audience two days later, on Monday 27 September from 9.20 pm. Complete information is available at festival website.
Golden Prague 2021
The titles Grand Prix Golden Prague, Czech Crystal, the Czech Television Award, Special Mention for Outstanding Artistic Achievement or the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation Award VISION 97 competitions
* 95 films, of which 24 documentaries, 30 films from the concert category and 41 recordings of staging art (twice as many as last year)
* 570 minutes has the longest competition film The Art
* On the contrary, this year’s shortest competition film has 19 minutes Lost time
* 8,968 minutes is the length of all competition films, which is almost two thousand more than last year
* 47 television and film productions entered their films at the festival
* 32 films were submitted from Germany, so Germany has the largest representation among the countries
* 17 countries have submitted their films
* 17 images represent Czech Television