SLÁVNOST V BOTANICKEJ ZÁHRADE – CELEBRATION AT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN (1969) Director: Elo Havetta Script: Lubor Dohnal, Elo Havetta Music: Zdenek Liska Cinematography: Dodo Simoncic Cast: Slavoj Urban, Jirí Sýkora Nina Divísková, Dusan Blaskovic Hana Slivková Elo Havetta was born in Slovakia in 1938 and first developed an interest in photography and graphic design. At ŠUP in Bratislava he studied with Juraj Jakubisko and collaborated on a student film ŠUPKA A ŠUPÁCI (1957). His interest in film led to him attending FAMU. Unfortunately, Havetta released his two feature films at the end of the Prague Spring and the beginning of Normalization under the strict rule of Gustáv Husák. After officials saw both feature films from Havetta, he became blacklisted and no longer received feature film projects and was relegated to television. Here…