11/22/2013 11:00 AM
Director Andrea Sedlachkova has started shooting at Chernobyl with a full-length documentary film for the holder of four prestigious photo awards of World Photo Reporter Antonin Kratochvil. Movie Title My dad, Antonin Kratochvil combining the story of three generations of photographers, through Michael's son, the filmmakers will follow the fate of the Kratovo clan and, above all, one of them, Fr Antonin. The documentary will enter cinemas in 2020. Martina Rekova informed the creator about this.
"I want to make a movie about the quest for identity, which is a theme based on Antonin's photographs, and that will be a film about the freedom for which a person often pays a great reward, and above all the love between son and father when Michael in his eighteen years Father Antonin's act of photography, which combines three generations Kratochvílů – grandfather, father and son – will play a key role, "said director Sedláčková, who in the past made a feature film Fair Play or a document Life according to Vaclav Havel.
The quest for the past of the Kratowave family shows how problematic the 20th century has several times several times affected the fate of several generations. Antonin Kratochvil spent the first years of his childhood in a work camp in Rainbow near Prague, where his father Yaroslav and his family were expelled in the 1950s. At the age of eighteen, Antonin emigrated from Czechoslovakia. He left his son Michael before he was born. He spent a dramatic year at the Austrian refugee camp, spent several months in Swedish crime, fought in Chad in the colors of the French Alien Legion, where he escaped. In Amsterdam, he studied photography at the prestigious Academy "Gerrit Rittveld".
His success finally came to America, where he photographed military conflicts. After almost 20 years, he returned to his homeland, where he first met his son Michael. Antonin Kratochvil worked as a photographer, for example, for the New York Times, Newsweek, Vogue and Rolling Stone.
At the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Antonin Kratochvil looked several times for the first time in 1996. Chernobyl does not paint with his son for the first time. However, Michael accompanied him as an assistant, but stood up to his father as an equivalent photographer. One of the goals of this trip is the idea that both Michael and Antonin will make a photographic portrait of the other.
To support the creation of a documentary documentary about one of the most important Czech photographers, the Leica Prague Gallery will hold public photo bidding by Antonin Kratochvil, which will take place on December 4th. Antonin and Michael Kratochvil will also be present at the auction.
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