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     Steam on the River

    Steam on the River


    Original title: Para nad riekou
    Language: English, Slovak
    Translation: Bulgarian subtitles
    Genre: Documentary
    Slovakia / Czech Republic, 2015, 83 '
    Director: Robert Kirchhoff, Filip Remunda
    The transience of the fame is the main topic of this documentary, which provides a glimpse into the lives of three ageing jazzmen: trumpeter Laco Deczi, saxophonist Ľubomír Tamaškovič, and contrabass player Ján Jankeje.


    They fled from the Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia to the West, where their stars shone alongside those of the world’s famous musicians. The reflective melancholy mood of the film, capturing the mist of fame just before it dissipates, is reflected in the overall relaxed, contemplative rhythm of the narrative.


     

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