Dusan Hanak's renowned film was voted by critics as the best Slovak film of all time. Inspired by the photographs of Slovak artist Martin Martincek (1913-2004) whose pictures distilled entire lifetimes into luminous and intransient images, Hanak created his own distinctive impressions of the artist's work in reflecting a myriad of human stories. At odds with the Communist propaganda of the time, the authorities withdrew the film from release and it remained condemned and banned for many years. Hanak's film, however, is not political or polemical but explores much more fundamental levels of human experience. Its power and beauty lie in its unique portrait of a people left behind by the modern world. A singular and shattering film.
Verona Ralíková, Adam Kura, Jozef Orságh, Juraj Michalík, Frantika Evcíková