Autumn 2019 will be unforgettable for fans of the legendary Dunaj band. The film Dunaj of Consciousness by director David Butula is going to cinemas and was also selected by the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Joy (Česká radost) category. The festival premiere will take place on October 27, 2019 at 3pm, Brno can look forward to October 30, 2019 at Scala cinema at 8.30pm and finally Prague, November 12, 2019 at 7pm in Kinolod.
Musician, shaman, and founder of the legendary band DUNAJ, Vladimír Václavek, is called on a shamanic journey. He sets off on a pilgrimage for his lost band, although their renewal was rejected for many years. The original formation – Josef Ostřanský, Pavel Koudelka, Pavel Fajt, textař Karel David a Vladimír Václavek – meet on a boat floating on the river of their band name: the Danube. Their aim is a festival in the Romanian region of Banát, so they can play can all play on one stage 20 years after the death of their mysterious frontman Jiří Kolšovský. The strength of the river, music and meeting with another icon of DUNAJ, Iva Bittova, summons the rebirth of the band. The shamanic journey down the Danube guides Kolšovský to the other shore and deflects him eternally in an enclosing circle to a new story.
Ji.hlava 23rd IDFF
SUN | October 27, 2019, 15:00
Brno – Kino SCALA
WED | October 30, 2019, 20:30
Prague – Kinoloď
TUE | November 12, 2019, 19:00
Tickets – soon
Film information – soon
Dunaj vědomí // Dunaj of Consciousness (CZ | 2019 | 83 min)
CAST Vladimír Václavek, Pavel Koudelka, Josef Ostřanský, Pavel Fajt, Karel David, Iva Bittová etc.
CAMERA Stanislav Adam
CUT Hana Dvořáčková
SOUND Jiří Kubík, Ondřej Gášek, Ladislav Mirvald
DRAMATURGY Jan Gogola ml.
DRAMATURGY ČT Martin Polák
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jan Bodnár
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ČT Pavel Plešák
CREATIVE PRODUCER ČT Dušan Mulíček
PRODUCTION Jan Hubáček, Zdeňka Kujová
DIRECTOR/SCENE David Butula