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THE WORLD PREMIERE IN SHANGHAI

This creative documentary presents the never-before-seen
16mm films that were shot between 1927-1938
by Ladislav Hudec himself.

Three siblings, Martin (87) from Monaco, Theo (85) from Canada and Alessa (82) from the USA, narrate the fascinating true-life story of their father L.E.Hudec (1893-1858), a famous architect in Shanghai. For the first time Alessa visits Slovakia the birthplace of her father. Together with her brother Theo, they decide to visit China after 63 years – the country of their childhood and youth.
This inspiring documentary not only explores the many exciting details of the life of L.E. Hudec, father of Asian high-rises, through the authentic experiences of Hudec’s children and the discovery of the unique 16mm films the window is open to the previously unknown life of Europeans and Americans in Colonial Shanghai before The People’s Republic of China was formed.

Written and Directed by LADISLAV KABOS
Cinematography MICHAEL KABOS, DODO SIMONCIC
Produced by MEDIA FILM, co-produced by SLOVAK TELEVISION, © 2010
Financial support provided by THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE IN SLOVAKIA – EU,
THE CITY OF BANSKA BYSTRICA and THE AUDIOVISUAL FUND.

Thanks to: The Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries,
The Shanghai Documentary Channel, The Shanghai Municipal Archives, The Shanghai
Urban Construction Archives and The University of Victoria Libraries McPherson Library.
 
       
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