• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Friday Cinema:

The Town of My Hopes (CSSR, 1978)

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

88 min

In Czech

Admission fee to projections is included in the gallery admission.


Engaged builders’ drama from industrial Ostrava directed by Jan Kačer.

The story of an experienced engineer Rataj (Drahomír Ožana), who is put in charge of the nuclear programme in a metallurgical and engineering company. The demanding and exhausting work eventually costs the specialist his life, but the engineer's mission is continued by his son Ondřej (Jiří Čapka). This psychological film with an engaged theme has left no trace in domestic film history.

Director: Jan Kačer
Screenplay: Zdeněk Braunschläger
Photography: Karel Kopecký, Arne Parduba
Music: Jan Klusák
Cast: Drahomír Ožana, Jiří Čapka, Štěpánka Ranošová, Miluše Šplechtová, Tomáš Töpfer, Jan Kačer, Karel Vochoč, Jana Vaňková, Josef A. Stehlík

In cooperation with Národní filmový archiv.