✾ Moravia, O Fair Land I: Co člověka potěší víc, než hezká písnička od srdce? ✾


Czech rep.






Petr Šprincl

Experimental western-horror from the setting of Moravian Slovácko brings a fresh perspective of the legend of Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia. In the dingy setting of a folklore festival, the legendary Duke of Bohemia Boleslaus I – zombie from a wine cellar – fights with his brother Wenceslaus for the character of Czech nationality and a plate of tomato sauce. This film essay about the myths of Czech and Moravian nationalism is a sarcastic depiction of rituals that construct national identity but are empty and hollow even though they try to distance themselves from otherness. The sanctity of folklore is subverted through archaic film and video formats which contain many mistakes and flaws, and a sloppy mix of brass music countered with a voice-over.

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Moravia, O Fair Land

Other Films

✽ Moravia, O Fair Land II: Zrození fašismu z ducha fašaňku ✽ ❁ Moravia, O Fair Land III : Genesis ❁