Directed by Drahomíra Vihanová • 1964 • Czechoslovakia
This striking short from Drahomíra Vihanová is an unjustly neglected gem of the Czech New Wave. Julian Dìaz stars as Fati, an African piano student at the Prague Academy, preparing for his first solo recital in the face of profound personal tragedy and petty social cruelty. A humane study of the contradictions of Cold War-era internationalism and the healing power of art, centred around a powerful lead performance.
FUGUE ON THE BLACK KEYS • FUGA NA ČERNÝCH KLÁVESÁCH
Directed by Drahomíra Vihanová
Written by Haik Mardirossian, Drahomíra Vihanová, Bohumil Sobotka
Cinematography by Jirí Macák
Starring: Julian Dìaz, František Rauch, S. N. Munyua
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