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Block: Heritage of the Past

Block: Heritage of the Past

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(Blok: Dědictví minulosti) Director: various, CZ, 2014, Czech version / English subtitles, 85 min

My Street Films: Hotel Praha
Czech Republic, 2014, 5 minutes, Linda Kallistová Jablonská, documentary, in Czech with English subtitles
A short film about the demolition of a giant hotel from the times of socialism. Why is it that some people welcome the demolition and others disagree with it? Different opinions on a controversial building of the late modern style that was demolished in 2014 despite the protests of many experts.

Hotel Atol****
Czech Republic, 2013, 10 minutes, Adéla Komrzýová, documentary, in Czech
The hotel at a gas station by the highway heading to Pilsen was built by a prosperous cooperative farm according to Petr Keil’s design. A former janitor guides us through the abandoned object and speaks about why and how the hotel was built during the communist regime.

Motel Stop 1 a 2
Czech Republic, 2014, 10 minutes, Martin Hrubý, documentary, without dialogues
Two short films from the cycle Motel Stop of an online TV Artyčok document two architectonically interesting hotels in Prague - Hotel Golf and a former Hotel Garni.

Czech Republic, 2014, 30 minutes, Martin Hrubý, documentary, in Czech with English subtitles
Unusual, mysterious documentary shows genius loci and the troubled history of a summer residence built on the shore of Orlík Dam for communist establishment in the 1960’s by progressive architects intentionally imprisoned to work on state commissions.

Money Temples
Czech Republic, 2014, 30 minutes, Martin Hrubý and Jana Pavlová, documentary, in Czech with English subtitles
The documentary Money Temples shows the architecture of banking houses of the 1990’s. The film tries to retrospectively explain and reevaluate each architect’s concept. That results in a reflection of complicated but essential and generally sidelined architectural period of the early 1990’s.

There will be a short discussion with Martin Hrubý after the screening.


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