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TALKS WITH T. G. MASARYK

by Jakub Červenka

synopsis

The film is a reconstruction of a 90-minute conversation of two very important men: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and Karel Čapek – the president and a writer - two human symbols of the First Czechoslovak Republic. The former has just turned 78 and has reached everything a man can reach in his life. The latter is 38 and is regarded as one of the most talented authors and playwrights of his country.
The conversation took place without any witnesses on 26 September 1928 in the park of Slovak Topolčianky castle, Masaryk´s favourite summer residence, he use to refer to it as to the second Republic´s capital. Important thoughts the two men exchanged appeared in the book Čapek was writing about Masaryk at the time. The book brings up the basic questions of democracy - not as historically and contemporarily conditioned, but as timeless, eternal questions.

international title: Talks with T. G. Masaryk
original title: Hovory s TGM
country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Jakub Červenka
film run: 80'
release date: CZ 18/10/2018
screenplay: Pavel Kosatík
cast: Martin Huba, Jan Budař
cinematography by: Jan Malíř
film editing: Martin Palouš
art director: Jan Šorm
costumes designer: Katarína Strbová Bieliková
producer: Jakub Červenka
co-producer: Karel Janecek
production: Bedna Films, Fantomas Production
backing: Slovak Audiovisual Fund (SK)
distributor: Bontonfilm
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