THE MAGIC VOICE OF A REBEL

MAGICKÝ HLAS REBELKY

By Olga SOMMEROVÁ

EVOLUTION FILMS S.R.O. - as PROD

Musical - Completed 2014


Festivals
& Awards

Karlovy Vary 2014
Documentaries - Audience Award
One World Festival Berlin 2014
The Festivalists Australia 2014
Trieste International Film Festival 2015
Finále Plzen 2015
Kino na hranici (Czech Republic) 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Musical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • CZECH
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Olga SOMMEROVÁ
    • Writer(s)
    • Olga SOMMEROVÁ
    • Producer(s)
    • Pavel BERCIK (EVOLUTION FILMS S.R.O.)
    • Synopsis
    • “The Magic Voice Of A Rebel” portrays the story of the Czech singer Marta Kubišová, who without never intending it, became a symbol of freedom for all generations in the newly free Czhecoslovakia in 1989. It is Marta herself who tells us her life story and how the Soviet invasion in Czechoslvakia in 1968 changed her life. Because of her deep involvement in the Prague Spring movement, she went from being the most popular singer in the country to being banned and suffering a sudden removal from the public scene by the new authorities imposed from Moscow. She refused to escape to exile and together with other banned intelectuals and artists became a disident instead. Blacklisted and persecuted by the secret police, she also suffered the betrayal of beloved people who were collaborating with the regime. But as she says in the film, as an artist and as a mother, she did not have any other chance than to defend her own beliefs and fight for the possibility of the new generation being able to grow up and live in a free country they could be proud of.
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