Friday, March 7th 2008 at 18h00
L’Entrepôt Paris



(Short feature film, Czech Republic, 1978, 25’, Black and white, OVFST)


Directed by: Emir Kusturica
With: Karel Augusta, Borík Procházka, Hana Smrckovà, Miroslav Vydlák
Produced by: Prague Film School


A painful and falsely naive film about anti-Semitism through the eyes of a young boy.

FAMU student film, the story is based on a Antonije Isaković novel. It tells the history of a Jewish little boy facing the fear of the anti-semitism. His father brings him in 1937 to the Exposition Universelle in Paris, where he discovers Picasso’s painting. Some years later, the nazis come and persecute the Jews. The father explains to his son : “They just want to examinate us because we have a big nose.” When his family is taken away, the boy stays alone at home, he looks at the family photos and cuts all the noses off. He sticks them together an calls it “Guernica”.