The Unwelcome

Direction
Year
2009
Country
  • Czech Republic
Runtime
94min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Since the early 1990s the director has been accompanying and filming five children, now adults, who were rejected by their parents and left in the maternity hospitals right after they were born. The state has taken care of them: from the material point of view they lacked almost nothing - only they lived in another world. Particularly during the Communist era, all children that were different were carefully kept out of sight, hidden in a kind of underworld, far from the rest of the society and its joys and sorrows. The protagonists of the film, however, surmounted the obstacles and entered our world: they are living independently, working, having healthy children, divorcing, and getting married again; some have even met their parents.

Details

  • Original Title
    Nevítaní
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Tomáš Škrdlant
  • Cinematography
    1993 František Chmela / 1996 - 2000 Filip Havelka / 2001 - 2008 Tomáš Škrdlant
  • Editing
    Tomáš Škrdlant
  • Music
    Jiří Strohner
  • Sound
    Petr Šoltys, Petr Lenděl
  • Runtime
    94 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Awards
    • The Unwelcome received the Pavel Koutecký Award for the best documentary in 2009 and the Audience Award on International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World 2010.

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