Pictures of the Old World

Director: Dusan Hanak

Institute History

  • 1991 Sundance Film Festival


Pictures of the World is a remarkable portrait of Carpathian mountain villagers, for whom time has moved on. These are men and women bound to the earth they’ve tended for decades. But this is not a sentimental journey into the past. Instead director Hanak offers us much more in his frank and poetic study of people who have lived in extreme conditions and , nearing the end of their lives, now reflect on life, love, hardship, happiness, loneliness, war, and dreams.

— Geoffrey Gilmore

Screening Details


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