Scene from the film Pripyat Piano
Scene from the film Pripyat Piano
Scene from the film Pripyat Piano
Scene from the film Pripyat Piano
Scene from the film Pripyat Piano

Pripyat Piano

  • Czech Republic
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An audiovisual elegy to a place abandoned by people, where all that remains are sounds trapped in crumbling pianos. The Chernobyl tragedy left behind a unique, tragic space, a long-forbidden zone. Traces of recent settlement are ubiquitous, released at the mercy of time and the effects of nature. Outside the realm of mere visual and haptic experiences, a documentary is released calling for the return of man as a creator and performer to continue their fatally cut-off work. In poems and songs composed by the original inhabitants of Pripyat, we can hear that a strong connection between people and their home persists.

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  • Original Title
    Pripyat Piano
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Tomáš Frkal
  • Music
    Eliška Cílková
  • Sound
    Miroslav Chaloupka
  • Runtime
    19 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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