A trailer of an experimental documentary film BUILT TO LAST - RELICS OF COMMUNIST-ERA ARCHITECTURE (59') directed, filmed and co-edited by Czech-Japanese documentary filmmaker Haruna Honcoop, exploring the fate of architecture built during the communist period in 11 countries in Eastern Europe.
Film was awarded Prize for the Best Documentary at ARCHFILM LUND festival in Sweden in October 2017 during it's world premiere.
An experimental documentary exploring the fate of grand Soviet-style buildings and monuments erected during the communist era (1945-89) in countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Moving along the spiral from Moscow to Berlin, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade, Pristina, Tirana and Sofia, the film mixes and fuses the past and present conditions of administrative buildings, museums, monuments, working class homes, communist party headquarters, hotels, and panel housing projects. The series of ten short films examines the often dramatic changes in public attitudes to these relics of our recent past, which were built with the intention that they would last forever.
Film was released in September 2017. Prague premiere on 29 September in CAMP / World premiere on 6 October 2017 at ArchFilm Lund Festival in Sweden.
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Concept, DOP, co-editing: Haruna Honcoop
Music dramaturgy: Tadeáš Haager
Editing dramaturgy: Josef Hrdlička (FAMU), Jan Ali Moravec
Editors: Josef Hrdlička, Tereza Kozáková, Veronika Hlinková, Ilona Malá (FAMU), Dmitry Nazarov, Ovidiu Tataru
Colorist: Jan Ali Moravec
Dramaturgy: Jan Daňhel
Music composers/sound designers: Oleg Zuno Dubin, Minoo, Tadeáš Haager, Pavel Kraus, Veronika Hlinková, Sergey Crimson, Bastian Schick, Kiril Todorov, Faris Hodzic
Location advisors: Adam Przywara, Veronika Vicherková, Petra Švardová, Radoslava Sedláková, Vladimír Czumalo,Vladana Putnik, Igor Borisov, Diana Galimzyanova, Graham Pope, Jiří Boreš, Martin Zaiček, Bekim Ramku, Tsvetselina Tsankova, Annamária Nagy, Alessandro Grimaldi, Bálint Kádár, Isztván Rév
Executive producers: Haruna Honcoop, Jakub Košťál, Tomáš Šimon (FAMU)
Produced by: FAMU STUDIO, freeSaM production, Haruna Honcoop (c)