The Beautiful Flight of the Bees

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production year

2009

Premiere

19 October 2009

Runtime

70 min

Category

film

Genre

documentary

Typology

documentarylong

Original title

Včely letěly krásně

Czech title

Včely letěly krásně

English title

The Beautiful Flight of the Bees

Working Title

Vzkříšení

Synopsis

The story of the reconstruction of the photography studio Seidel in Český Krumlov in South Bohemia and the rediscovery of a unique collection of 140,000 historical photographs becomes not only the impetus for telling the eventful life story of two photographers – father and son, but also leads to a revival of the Czech-German dialogue, to the present examination of distant lives and an extinct culture. This leads to general contemplation on photography that isn‘t just a historical testimony, but also a means of experience and recollection. – Two versions of the film made.

Crew and creators

Script Editor

Hana Jemelíková, Hana Stibralová, Darja Macáková (šéfdramaturgyně ČT)

Sound Designer

Jakub Jurásek, Jiří Klenka (mix), Jan Šléška (mix)

Czech subtitles

Jiří Seidl (české a německé titulky)

Executive Producer

Roman Blaas, Jan Krása

Producer

Jarmila Poláková, Petr Morávek (šéfproducent ČT)

Production Manager

Jan Krása, Jarmila Poláková

Music

Music Composed by

Ivan Acher

Songs

různé skladby a písně

Production info

Original Title

Včely letěly krásně

English Title

The Beautiful Flight of the Bees

Working Title

Vzkříšení

Category

film

Typology

documentary

Genre

documentary

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2009

Production Year

2009

Premiere

19 October 2009

Distribution slogan

The story of the Seidel photo studio in Český Krumlov by director Karel Čtveráček.

Distribution

Film & Sociologie s. r. o. (DVD kinodistribuce/DVD cinema distribution)

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

70 min

Format

DVCAM, HD Digital Betacam

Versions

Czech

Subtitles

Czech, German

Awards

Vítěz

Festival: 6. mezinárodní festival evropského filmového umění Telč – Arts&Film 2010

2010
Telč / Czech Republic
diplom v kategorii I – výtvarné umění ve všech oblastech a oborech
Karel Čtveráček