HD - 2015 - Poland & Czech Republic - 52 Min - Color
Czech Swan (original title)
A film by Aleksandra Terpińska
The documentary Czech Swan is a compelling story about women aging, dance and beer.
A group of pensioners from Horni Lhota, a small village near Ostrava, Czech Republic, lends beauty to the occasional village events with their dance performances, calling themselves Majorettes. Always ready to perfect their repertoire the ladies decide to incorporate the famous Russian classic – Tchaikovskyʼs Swan Lake – into their famous routine. They ask Igor Vejsada, the director of the Ostrava Ballet, for help. Igor, who is bewitched by their energy and enthusiasm, decides to help the beginner ballerinas. He asks a ‘Swan Lake’ debutant soloist Marketa Pospisilova to give the ladies a proper Ballet training.
A film director and a scriptwriter of many student films and commercials. She graduated in Psychology from the University of Wroclaw; she from the Faculty of Radio and TV Directing at the Katowice Film School (2014). Her latest short film ALL SOULSʼ DAY received numerous awards, i.e. the Main Prize at Cottbus FF (2012), the Bridging the Borders Award at the 13th Polish FF in Los Angeles (2012), PFI & Mastershoot Special Prize at Camerimage IFF (2012), Grand Prix at IFF in Drama, Greece (2013), Best SEE Talents Film at Naoussa IFF, Greece, and was shown at more than 100 festivals. A winner of Kodak Student Commercial Competition. Now working on her documentary film debut titled CZECH SWAN.
Original language: Czech
Produced by: Colab Pictures
Prix Circom 2017