25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Unfinished Chronicle
director: Rudolf Urc
original title: Nedokončená kronika
running time: 13 min.
synopsisA poetical documentary composed of archival footage that revives the intentionally forgotten personality of Vladimír Clementis, an intellectual and post 1948 Secretary of State sentenced to death in the Slánský trial. The film was made shortly after Clementis' rehabilitation and can be considered as part of a larger effort to cope with the 1950s regime.
biographyRudolf Urc (1937) is an important figure in Slovak documentary and animated film. In the 1960s, he worked as a director and chief dramaturge for the News Film and Short Film Studio, where he was involved in a number of award-winning films. During the period of normalization, his work was banned and he crossed over into animated film.
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