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Digital Restoration of Czech Film Heritage at the Hungarian Filmlab

Digital Restoration of Czech Film Heritage at the Hungarian Filmlab

2016.06.23

Full 2K or 4K picture and sound restoration of 15 Czech film classics have been carried out in the past 1,5 years at the Hungarian Filmlab under the supervision of the restoration experts of the Czech National Film Archive (NFA).

The project involved the restoration of the world famous opus, The Good Soldier, Švejk (Dobrý Voják Švejk) by Karel Stekly from 1957, IKARIE XB 1, an early Czech science fiction film from 1963 by Jindřich Polák premiered at the official selection of Cannes Classics 2016 and Such is Life (Takový je život) from 1928, directed by Carl Junghans and screened at Cinema Ritrovato Bologna 2016. The restoration project was part of an internationally supported programme for the rescue, restoration, conservation, presentation and long term promotion of the Czech cultural heritage.

Full list of films restored in the project:
The films of Jan Kříženecký, short films from 1898-1908
Such Is Life (The Story of a Prague Washerwoman) /Takový je život/, 1928
From Saturday to Sunday /Ze soboty na neděli/, 1931
The Czech Year /Špalíček/, 1947
The Good Soldier Švejk /Dobrý voják Švejk/, 1956
Joseph Kilian /Postava k podpírání/, 1963
A Case for the New Hangman /Případ pro začínajícího kata/, 1966
The Hop-Pickers /Starci na chmelu/, 1964
Adelheid, 1969
Three Nuts for Cinderella /Tři oříšky pro Popelku/, 1973
Adela Has Not Had Supper Yet /Adéla ješte nevečeřela/, 1977
The White Disease /Bílá nemoc/, 1937
Krakatit, 1948
Beg to Report /Poslušně hlásím/, 1957
Ikarie XB 1, 1963

Further info at: http://nfa.cz/en/about-us/projects/digital-restoration-of-czech-film-heritage/