Every Week Seven Days

  • 90'
  • ČSSR
  • 1964

Although little known beyond the borders of Slovakia (and the Czech Republic), Eduard Grečner is a key figure in the development of modern cinema in Central and Eastern Europe. First as an assistant director to Štefan Uher on his seminal Slnko v sieti (1963), the first work of the Czechoslovak New Wave, and then as an auteur in his own right with his feature debut Every Week Seven Days, which is even more experimental in tone: more jarring and abstract – sharp, pointed, poignant. 

The film could have been a lyrical evocation of the ČSSR's first generation: the youngsters born during the war, who grew up in a state violently at pains to find and define itself, and were now ready to break away from the nation-builder ethics of their elders – but Grečner turned it into an anxiety-riddled existentialist vision of a whole globe in fear. A staggering monument freshly restored!

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Director
Eduard Grečner
Country of production
ČSSR
Production Year
1964
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Každý týždeň sedem dní
Language
Slovak
Production Company
Hranych Filmov Studio
Sales
Slovak Film Institute
Screenplay
Ivan Stadtrucker
Cinematography
Vincent Rosinec
Editor
Bedrich Voderka
Production Design
Anton Krajcovic
Sound Design
Ondrej Polomský
Music
Ilja Zeljenka
Cast
Anton Ocelka, Vera Kresadlová, Frantisek Velecký, Lydia Blechová, Michal Docolomanský, Otília Chorvátová, Pavol Mikulík