A Documentary Opera featuring the contradictory life of progressive composer and prominent communist Jan Kapr (1914-88), Stalin award laureate, later banned in socialist Czechoslovakia. While Kapr’s life escalates towards pivotal moments, we follow opera songs reflecting these crucial life junctures, those establishing an artist’s fate. The film explores the nature of memory, and narration, using Kapr’s personal, never before seen amateur films manifesting his humor, inner struggles and desire to leave traces for eternity.
Writer / Lucie Králová , Jiří Austerlitz/Adámek Story / Lucie Králová DoP / Petr Příkaský , Jakub Halousek , Martin Řezníček , Adam Oľha , Tomáš Stanek Editor / Adam Brothánek Sound / Richard Müller Music / Petra Šuško Set Designer / Jan Komárek
Release date / 14 December 2022