Resort

DOCUMENTARY
26 MIN

PREMIERE 50th KARLOVY VARY IFF 2015

IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH CZECH TV AND ACADEMY OF ARTS ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
SUPPORTED BY MINISTRY OF EDUCATION YOUTH AND SPORTS

WRITER AND DIRECTOR: MARTIN HRUBÝ
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: LUKÁŠ MILOTA, MARTIN HRUBÝ
EDITOR: HEDVIKA HANSALOVÁ
SOUND DESIGNER: JAKUB JURÁSEK
PRODUCER: MIKULÁŠ NOVOTNÝ

At the beginning of the 1960s a secret summer getaway for the communist establishment was developed on the banks of Orlík reservoir. The architecturally unique resort was designed by the most progressive Czech names in the field – they had been purposefully imprisoned to force them to work on state projects. In the days of unrestrained capitalism following the revolution, the site came into the hands of now notorious businessmen. This nontraditional documentary portrait, suffused with an air of mystery, captures the genius loci and turbulent history of a hidden summer paradise that was left off every map.


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