Jánošík
Czechoslovakia 1921

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directed by Jaroslav Siakeľ, drama, 68 min, no spoken language written by Jozef Žák-Marušiak, Jaroslav Siakeľ, Daniel Siakeľ
with Theodor Pištěk, Mária Fábryová, Vladimír Šrámek

Thursday 20.10.2016 - 19.30, Neimënster (Salle Krieps)

Jánošík is a black-and-white silent film from 1921 which placed Slovak filmmaking as the 10th national cinema in the world to produce a full-length feature movie. The film was directed by Jaroslav Siakeľ who was born in Slovakia but later emigrated to the USA, and was financed by the Tatra Film Corporation founded by Slovak-Americans in Chicago. Juraj Jánošík, a young student, returns to his village and becomes the leader of a band of highwaymen robbing the rich to give to the poor, after his parents are murdered by a local warlord. Jánošík, a friar turned bandit, becomes the farmers' symbol of resistance against feudal conditions. This Slovak “Robin Hood” is famous not only in Slovakia and Poland, but also in neighbouring countries, and has been the subject of many novels, plays and film adaptations, this 1921 version being the very first one.

L'histoire du légendaire héros populaire slovaque Juraj Jánošík (1688-1713), chef d’un groupe de brigands qui volent aux riches pour donner aux pauvres et qui est devenu un symbole de résistance contre une société féodale. Filmé par des américains immigrés d'origine slovaque, Jánošík est le premier long-métrage de fiction slovaque, grâce auquel la Slovaquie compte au nombre des 10 premiers pays de l’histoire du cinéma à avoir réalisé un long-métrage.

http://profil.kultury.sk/en/slovak-film-janosik-1921/