Private Century - Statuary of Granddad Vinda

Private Century - Statuary of Granddad Vinda
Soukromé století - Sousoší dědečka Vindy

Czech Republic, 2005, 52 min
Documentary

Private Century - Statuary of Granddad Vinda
Soukromé století - Sousoší dědečka Vindy

Czech Republic, 2005, 52 min
Documentary

Our lives can be unique, if lived in a unique way. Private films testify to the unique intensity of our lives. They capture private stories of our shared history. The Private Century series shows the history as a set of intimate human stories. It brings a testimony of spontaneous private life in the 20th century. The Private Century series consists of 8 films.
Statuary of Granddad Vinda is a story of sculptor Vincenc Havel who lived in the Opava region of north-Moravia in the 1950's. His film memories are a set of images that nicely depict this interesting personality, which is firmly anchored in the milieu of 1950s.
Vincenc was a nonconformist and eccentric who could not get along with anybody and who was always struggling with everyone in his surrounding. He was a sculptor. In the beginning of 1950's he made a sculpture of Klement Gottwald. The work however brought him besides the acknowledgement by the state brought him also a lot of envy. Therefore he retired into his house where he also built his studio. His house served him as a fortification from the outside world. He was equally uncompromising in the upbringing of his daughter. The discrepancies that had originated in this relationship were a heavy burden for him later on. His whole life was for him a fight for appreciation, but it would not come.

Writer / Jan Šikl    Editor / Jan Daňhel    Sound / Daniel Němec

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