27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Old Shatterhand Came To See Us
director: Dušan Hanák
original title: Prišiel k nám Old Shatterhand
running time: 12 min.
synopsisA sarcastic report on living in an enclosed reservation behind the iron curtain. Against the backdrop of a first-plan confrontation between natives and inquisitive strangers, Hanák, in a sequence of amusing visual and audio situations, uncovers the weariness of a socialist society tired of building “brighter tomorrows”.
biographyDušan Hanák (1938) is the creator of award-winning short films such as Learning (1965) and Day of Joy (1972). He made one of the most influential Slovak films of all time, the feature-length documentary Pictures of the Old World (1972). For the film I Love, You Love (1980), Hanák won the Berlinale 1989 Silver Bear for Best Director.
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