Czech Republic


A poetic visual essay on the forgotten peoples of remote villages in the Tatra Mountains. Inspired by the photographs of Slovak artist Martin Martinček (1913 2004), whose pictures distilled entire lifetimes into luminous, intransient images, Hanák creates his own distinctive impressions of the artist's work, crafting a polyphony of human stories. The film documents the lives of nine old people the textures of faces, of hands, and of landscape predominate alongside an obstinate vitality and desire for life.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Dusan Hanâk

Written by: Dusan Hanâk

Produced by: Juraj Krai

Nominations and Awards

  • Special Mention - Film/ Person 1989