Slovakian Filmmaker Adam Ol'ha was as shocked as the rest of his family when their father recently decided to abandon their mother for another woman. Observing this dramatic upheaval as both insider and outsider Ol'ha starts mapping his parents' relationship and the impact of their split on himself and his five sisters.
Drawing on decades of home movies and family photo albums Adam looks closely at the idyllic life the images depict, of an accomplished theatre director, a successful Slovenian actress and their ever growing brood of children. Against this he compares the present day situation he, his mother and his sisters find themselves in, and as he unpicks the sentimental archive he is forced to see the cracks that may have surfaced long ago.
A beautifully crafted and deeply contemplative personal memoir, New Life of a Family Album also resonates with universal questions on the nature of family, love and the complexity of human relationships.
Director Adam Ol'ha will join us for a post-screening Q&A.
Presented in association with Made in Prague Film Festival
The 17th Made in Prague Film Festival is all about celebration. Marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Czech and Slovak Republics, this year's theme explores the best of Czech and Slovak cinema. Supported by the Czech Centre London.