Eye Above Prague

Eye Above Prague

(Oko nad Prahou)
Olga Špátová / CZ, 2010
Czech version, 78 min

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The Eye Above Prague is a personal and political biography of the project of the Prague National Liberary, a.k.a. the Octopus, as well as the biography of the later life of its author, Jan Kaplicky. A note in his 1998 diary says, “To win the competition and find one love.” This quotation, read by his wife Eliska Kaplicky, opens the documentary. It seems that the world-renown Czech architect wrote it as a “script” not only of his last decade, but also of this film, which follows the rather dramatic civil story of creative imagination and a liaison between a man and a woman.

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