28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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A Song for Ms. Pilarová
A Song for Ms. Pilarová

A Song for Ms. Pilarová

director: Václav Táborský
original title: 4 P (Písnička pro paní Pilarovou)
country: Czechoslovakia
year: 1967
running time: 14 min.


Singer Eva Pilarová, lyricist Jan Schneider and composer Bohuslav Ondráček search for the right melody, word and tone in the magical space between silence and sound. The intimacy of their creative process is reminiscent of alchemy, where notes, lyrics and recording equipment give birth to a bitterly swinging love song, It Happens.


Václav Táborský (born 1928), a Czech pioneer of cinéma vérité, made over eighty short films and almost fifty educational programmes. After August 1968, he emigrated to Canada, where he worked as an educator. His work is divided into satirical documentary features and feature films for children, including Escape in the Wind and Miraculous Puzzle.

more about film

director: Václav Táborský
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas