FAIRY TALE WITH LIVE-PERFORMED SOUNDTRACK BY JAN HAMMER, SUNG
LIVE BY BERENIKA KOHOUTOVÁ AND JAN CINA
As every Sunday afternoon at the International Festival of Film Music and Multimedia SOUNDTRACK Poděbrady, we are again drawing up a special large-format screening of one traditional Czech fairy tale, this time perhaps the funniest one: The Incredibly Sad Princess directed by Bořivoj Zeman. An unforgettable soundtrack, treacherous advisers, popular bon mots and above all, one of the most famous fairy tale love couples – Helena Vondráčková and Václav Neckář. Look forward to another large-format fairy tale screening with live soundtrack performance, accompanied by the singers Berenika Kohoutová and Jan Cina.
The 1968 storyline magically refers to a fairy tale of the same name that every little child knows, only the King never read it. Yet, he projects Charlie Chaplin’s grotesques or performs executions he never really completes. The Princess is feignedly incredibly sad and the power-hungry advisers try their very best to start a war, but everything goes well at the end! What do you think – will the Princess marry the prince who is half a head smaller than her?
The songs were composed by only 17-year-old Jan Hammer, who originally could not be featured in the closing credits due to his emigration to the US. His music will be brought alive by the composer and conductor Kryštof Marek. Berenika Kohoutová and Jan Cina will sing the main parts, accompanied with a chamber orchestra. They both play the leading roles in the Studio DVA Theater in Prague and their performance promises a good acting, too.
As lyrics of one of the songs says, let yourselves get trapped and surprised on 1/9 by a number of well-known guests who are inherently tied to this popular fairy tale.