26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The President of the Republic dr. E. Beneš's visit

The President of the Republic dr. E. Beneš's visit

director: Karol Plicka
original title: Prezident republiky dr. E. Beneš u nás
country: Czechoslovakia
year: 1937
running time: 13 min.


A record of the trip of the President of the Czechoslovak Republic Edvard Beneš to Slovakia. The footage maps the journey from Bratislava to central Slovakia, to the towns of Trenčianske Teplice and Mošovce.


Slovak Film Institute and Slovak Institute in Prague are partner of the section Translucent Being: Karol Plicka.


Karol Plicka (1894–1987) was a famous Slovak-Czech photographer, folklorist, filmmaker and collector of moments, ethnographer, cameraman, director, music scientist and pedagogue, violin virtuoso and professor, co-founder of the Prague FAMU film school (1946), admirer of nature and traditional folk work, and admirer of architecture and folk crafts. Plicka’s films have been awarded at festivals in Italy (Florence, Venice) and his photography books and songbooks are still collectible today. Karol Plicka was a personality who still inspires and motivates enthusiasm for the culture of our ancestors.

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