THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR ZDENĚK SVĚRÁK'S BIRTHDAY
Zdeněk Svěrák is a famous and popular Czech actor and screen-writer, and his son Jan Svěrák is an Oscar winning director. Zdeněk Svěrák celebrated his 80th birthday on Easter Monday on March 28th, 2016. The one-day global screening of his film The Elementary School (Czech: Obecná škola) was organized in cooperation with his son Jan on this day, and on this occasion, Jan Svěrák had his film re-mastered.
People who came to see the film on this day were also given the opportunity to congratulate Zdeněk Svěrák “in person”: before the film screening, we showed and played the song “It is Zdeněk's Birthday” sung by Zdeněk's friend, musician Jaroslav Uhlíř. The audience could join in and sing this song as a karaoke, creating a “musical birthday card”. The audience was also invited to record their singing in their mobile phones and to send us the video. The video-clips were cut into a “congratulation video” which was given as a birthday gift to Zdeněk in presentation of this successful event.
Screening in numbers...