‘The dramatic story of an actor whose life is destroyed by a theatre engagement in the big city, and by his obsessive love for his beautiful, much younger wife. When Ivan and Sonia leave the countryside for the city, she becomes a star and takes a lover; so begins a spiral of events that lead to tragedy. Beautifully directed by leading European actor and filmmaker Karel Lamač who shot newsreels during WWI and with RAF during WWII.
Karel Lamač / Czechoslovakia / 1929 70 min.
With / Josef Rovenský, Marcella Albani, Gaston Jacquet, Walter Rilla
Ivan Acher is a Czech artist, musician and composer. His work is characterised by transcending genres and his surprising approach to instrumentation, arrangements and use of musical and non-musical instruments. Since 2002 he has been working with the Agon Orchestra, a contemporary music ensemble, but the core of his work is composing music for more than dance and theatre productions. He has written music for more than 150 award winning productions so far and has worked with the legendary Prague chamber theatre ‘The Comedy Theatre’, the Lenka Vagnerová Company, Divadlo na zábradlí (the Theatre on the Balistrade), and the National Theatre in Prague. Ivan Acher has also published poetry collections (Psí mlíko (Dog’s milk), 1996; Bo hynemeť vstana, 1997).
Part of the 21st Made in Prague Festival
8 November – 6 December 2017