28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Lilli Marlen

Lilli Marlen

director: Peter Mihálik
original title: Lilli Marlen
country: Czechoslovakia
year: 1970
running time: 5 min.


Dušan Hanák, the author behind the original idea of the film, was inspired by the ongoing Vietnam War. However, he questions the incorrigibility of man and the irreversibility of conflicts. A counterpoint between images (authentic archival footage) and sound (the famous Lili Marleen song performed by Marlene Dietrich) form the basis of the film. 


Peter Mihálik (1945–1987) ranks among the most important Slovak film critics and theoreticians. However, he has also worked as a dramaturge. His directorial credits include such short films as Slowly Disappearing World (1969), Tryzna (alongside Dušan Trančík and Vlad Kubenka, 1969) and Lilli Marlen (1970).

more about film

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