Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Slovak filmmaker Martin Sulik directs the hour-long semi-documentary The Key for Determining Dwarfs or The Last Travel of Lemuel Gulliver, based on the diaries of Czech writer/director Pavel Jurácek. Using archive footage and photographs, the film is also a dramatization of a few years in his personal life during the historically important time during the Prague Spring of 1969. Using his actual diary entries, the film follows his career from his debut feature in 1963 to his death in 1989 due to alcoholism and drug addiction. The role of Jurácek is played by real-life son Marek Jurácek. This film was shown at the 2003 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
alcoholism, archival-footage, career-retrospective, controversial, diary, dramatization, drug-addiction, film-director, political-upheaval, re-enactment, screenwriter, Socialism, writer