Exhibition detail


Czechoslovak film posters in Madrid

Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de Espaňa, Madrid (5. 2. 2009 - 31. 3. 2009) —

Hitting another spot on its Spanish tour, the travelling exhibition of 40 Czech authors has been introduced at the prestigious Madrid Film Academy. The collection of original Czechoslovak posters for Spanish films has reached Madrid after its previous stops in Segovia, Santiago de Compostela and Burgos. After Madrid, the exhibition will be displayed in the city of Cáceres in the western Spanish autonomous province of Extremadura.

The exhibition is organized in a cooperation with the Czech Center in Madrid and is part of the Czech presidency of the EU.

Not many Spanish films were released for cinema distribution in the former Czechoslovakia until 1989. There were definitely many more French or Italian films released. However, some of the Spanish films were accompanied by great original film posters, for example Zdeněk Ziegler made posters for the films Weeping for a Bandit and The Regent´s Wife . Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová designed a poster for Buňuel’s classic piece, Tristana , and Machálek designed a wonderful poster for the film, Chimes at Midnight.