Scene from the film A New Hyperion, or Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Scene from the film A New Hyperion, or Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
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A New Hyperion, or Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

  • Czech Republic
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Through a mosaic of events, opinions, and goings on, Karel Vachek records the situation preceding the Czechoslovak elections in 1990. With subtle irony he juxtaposes various phenomena and on the screen portrays the surprising socio-political context of the incredible whirl of the first free elections after the fall of the communist regime. The director is preoccupied with the abundance of goings on in the various social events, political ceremonies, and populist shows, where he is interested in every seemingly unimportant movement or subtle gesture, which transform the film into a diaphragm lens between the apparent and the concealed.


  • Original Title
    Nový Hyperion aneb Volnost, rovnost, bratrství
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Karel Vachek
  • Cinematography
    Ivan Vojnár, Karel Slach
  • Editing
    Ľuba Ďurkovičová, Věra Čejková
  • Music
    Bedřich Smetana, Jaromir Vejvoda
  • Sound
    Ladislav Sedláček
  • Runtime
    196 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production 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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