28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Unfinished Chronicle

The Unfinished Chronicle

director: Rudolf Urc
original title: Nedokončená kronika
country: Czechoslovakia
year: 1967
running time: 13 min.


A 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.


Rudolf 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.

more about film

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