Theatre Svoboda

Theatre Svoboda
Divadlo Svoboda

Czech Republic / 2011 / 98 min
Documentary

Theatre Svoboda
Divadlo Svoboda

Czech Republic / 2011 / 98 min
Documentary

“Darkness is my raw material. Just as the sculptor needs his clay, the carver needs his wood; I carve my theatre out of darkness.” Josef Svoboda THEATRE SVOBODA portraits the life and work of the director’s grandfather, world-famous stage designer Josef Svoboda, who tried to juggle creative freedom, family life and political allegiances during the times of a communist regime. Svoboda was able to work for the top of world theatres, such as The Old Vic in London, The Metropolitan Opera in New York and La Scala in Milano. The film takes the viewer literally behind the scenes and reveals some of the secrets of Svoboda’s fascinating lifework through archive materials that have not been published yet.

Writer / Jakub Hejna , Barbora Příhodová    DoP / Jiří Chod    Editor / Jakub Hejna    Sound / Richard Müller

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