EXCURSION OR HISTORY OF THE PRESENT

EXKURZE ANEB HISTORIE SOUČASNOSTI

By Jan GOGOLA JR.

SLOVAK FILM INSTITUTE - as PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2015


    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SLOVAKIA, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN, GERMAN, ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jan GOGOLA JR.
    • Writer(s)
    • Jan GOGOLA JR.
    • Producer(s)
    • Peter KEREKES, Filip REMUNDA (Hypermarket Film)
    • Synopsis
    • The creators of the documentary essay Excursions visit several typical tourist attractions – the Aurora battleship, the monumental buildings of the Third Reich, the Berlin Wall, and the world’s first museum in Rome. Their interest is not so much in these places as it is in different ways of encountering history. With a subtle sense of irony, they explore how historical monuments influence guidebooks and visitors. We hear guides’ explanations, interviews, memories, and reenactments with tourists playing various roles. The film uses their interactions with these stages of history to engage in a sophisticated exploration of the relationship between contemporary man and the past.
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