Piran

Piran

Piran

  • František Čáp
  • Slovenia
  • 1965, 10 min
Script: Vladimir Koch, František Čáp
Photography: Ivan Marinek
Editing: Jelena Robinik
Color: Colour
Synopsis

Piran, a Slovenian town built upon a narrow cape jutting out to the Adriatic Sea. Most streets bear traces left by Italian architects from Venice. Another indelible trace has been left by musicians among which stands out a famous 18th century composer Giuseppe Tartini. The architecture and Tartini’s music are united in the short film directed by František Cáp. The Czech director is buried in Piran, dying seven years after he had made his only documentary about the town. Apart from his work for the West German TV, this was his last film.

VISIBLE CEMETERY Maybe out of an inner urge František Cáp shot a kind of eternal home in the coastal town, establishing the armistice between the past and present. Through the film, he had discovered a haven without borders, a place not belonging to the hostile passing of the time. He chose the town as its future grave filming its monuments, its history changing ceaselessly under the effects of light. He seized it as a special definition of a new home proving that he chose it out of his free will and built it up using the film. The film which provides a vivid picture of a memory in its eternity.
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Festival edition: 2005
Sections: Exile
Exhibition format: 16 mm

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